Shepherd’s Pie Recipe with Beef – Clean Eating Comfort Food
This is a family recipe, handed down from my Grandma.
Shepherd’s Pie Recipe with Beef
6 medium potatoes, Russet or Yukon Gold variety
1 tablespoon butter
1/3 cup heavy cream (can substitute 1/4 cup milk and 2 tablespoons butter)
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/4 cups homemade creamed corn (try this recipe from food.com) or 2 cans of creamed corn
2 lb lean ground beef
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Brown the ground beef and season with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Drain and then place in the bottom of a large casserole dish. Wash, peel, and boil potatoes. Once potatoes are tender, drain pot, then place back on burner for 15-30 seconds to remove any remaining water from the potatoes. Remove from heat. Add milk or cream, butter, and salt. Mash and stir just until clumps are removed and ingredients are integrated; do not over mix. Optionally, the potatoes can be mashed using a stand mixer and the whip attachment. Prepare creamed corn if making your own. Spread creamed corn over beef in casserole dish. For the top layer, spread mashed potatoes over the corn. This works best by dropping spoonfuls of mashed potatoes then pushing them down into bare areas. Using fingers, sprinkle just a pinch of salt and pepper over the potatoes. Bake at 375° F for 45 minutes. Serves six.
Number of Servings 6; Serving Size 1/6 of Yield; Calories 445; Total Fat 16.8 g; Saturated Fat 8.2 g; Cholesterol 109.8 mg; Sodium 635 mg; Potassium 631.5 mg; Total Carbohydrates 38.4 g; Dietary Fiber 3.5 g; Sugars 5.5 g; Protein 36.8 g.
Vitamin A 5.0 % Daily Value; Vitamin B-6 10.2 % DV; Vitamin C 49.7 % DV; Vitamin D 2.0 % DV; Calcium 3.0 % DV; Copper 4.1 % DV; Folate 6.1 % DV; Iron 19.5 % DV; Magnesium 6.3 % DV; Niacin 8.0 % DV; Phosphorus 6.9 % DV; Riboflavin 2.9 % DV; Thiamin 8.2 % DV; Zinc 2.2 % DV.
Clean Eating Notes:
Potatoes are on the “dirty dozen” list, so I would suggest buying them organic if you have the means and opportunity. If not, make sure you do a thorough wash.
This is a good recipe to sneak in ground flax seed! It can really be mixed inconspicuously with any of the ingredients.
Interested in learning about organic meat? I give the “Cliff Notes” version of what you need to know at the bottom of this post.
I gave the option for homemade or canned creamed corn since many of you may want the cleanest version possible, while some will be looking for a faster option.
For a few more vitamins, you can top with sweet potatoes instead. (We don’t care for the taste).