Turkey Shepherds pie
My first attempt at Turkey Shepherds Pie is a man-pleaser and a great success. Delicious, filling and nutritious. Next time I'm going to top my Shepherds Pie with Sweet Potatoes - healthier than Red Bliss and approved for a Candida Diet. (The traditional Shepherds Pie is made with lamb - another option - or how about vegetarian pie - just add more veggies!)
1- 2 Tbs. Olive Oil
12 oz. Ground Turkey
1 Large Onion, diced
3/4 to 1 cup chopped Carrots
1 Stick Celery, diced
1/4 cup Green Pepper, diced1 Tbs.+/- Curry Powder
1 Tbs. mixed Italian Herbs
2 Tbs. Oat Flour (or Quinoa Flour)
2/3 cup Red Cooking Wine (contains salt)
1/2 cup salt-free, sugar-free Tomato Sauce
2 Tbs. Worcestershire Sauce
1/3 to 1/2 cup Turkey Drippings (without fat) or stock
3 to 4 medium Red Bliss or Sweet Potatoes
Grated Parmesan Cheese
17. Serve with a salad, smoothie or gluten-free muffins. A delicious hearty man-pleaser!
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1. Set oven to 400 F. and boil potatoes.
2. Saute carrots in olive oil. (Saute the top ingredient while dicing the bottom vegetable in #s 2, 3, 4 below)
3. Add celery and peppers.
4. Add onions - cook 2 to 3 min. before adding turkey.
5. Add ground turkey.
6. Season with curry powder and Italian herbs.
7. Cook until meat is browned.
8. Sprinkle with oat flour and mix in.
9.Add cooking wine, tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce and turkey drippings or stock.
10. Cook until you have the thickness you desire.
11. Correct seasonings to your taste.
12. Grease an ovenproof dish (I used one the size of a 9' pie plate but about 2 " deep) and transfer the filling from your frying pan. (See photo #12)
13. Mash potatoes with 1 tsp. butter per potato and half cup +/- almond milk. (You have the right consistency when you can spread the mashed potatoes easily on top of the filling.)
14, Spoon the mashed potatoes on top of the filling and spread to the edges. (A rubber spatula works well.)
15. Optional: Paint top of potatoes with a beaten egg. (Photo #13 - Only use as much as you need) and sprinkle with Parmesan Cheese (Photo #14).
16. Bake for about 20 minutes until potato is lightly browned on top
Try Being Creative with Leftovers
I used leftover pork for this non-conformist Shepherds Pie and topped it with leftover Acorn squash. I added some butter and a beaten egg to the squash, a little coconut sugar and a dash of pepper, and spread it on top. I'm sorry. I forgot to take a picture before I scooped it into our bowls. It was soooo good!