The Sheppard's Pie

This may sound like some sort of medieval concoction with Lassie in the middle.  Don’t worry, it’s not.  It’s actually a delicatessen!   I’m going to share with you one of my most recent recipes for Shepherds’ pie.  The original sheps pie had peas, carrots and white potatoes.  I used my culinary skills to beef it up and make it more nutritional.   Let me know what you think…

2 lbs pound of meat (turkey, 100% grass fed beef, chicken, bacon, sausage whatever you’d like).  I typically choose 1lb of grass fed beef along with 1lb of sausage or kielbasa.

  1. Cook meat in a frying pan until finished.
  2. Add 16 oz tomato puree and vegetables (my choices have been 1 serving of mushrooms and bell peppers).  Add spices for taste (my favorite is 3 tbsp. of sriracha hot sauce & fresh crushed garlic).
  3. In a separate pan, steam 1 bag of spinach. Then microwave or cook 3 sweet potatoes.  I usually poke em with a fork to release the steam as they cook.  When finished, mash them all
  4. In a separate bowl.,  I add pepper and jack cheese tomake it super yummy.
  5. Put it all together for the finished product (30-40 minutes)…
  6. In a pie pan, cover the bottom with 2-3 inches of the sauce & meat (leftover sauce & meat is for breakfast the next day).  On top of the sauce, add the spinach and then top it off with the sweet potatoes.

This is a great meal after you work out because it’s an excellent source of carbs to fuel your muscles.  I don’t want to hear that BS about “too much saturate fat!”  Do your research.

Coronary heart disease (CHD or CAD) isn’t caused from saturated fats; it’s from the lack of activity and processed flours (breads, grains etc)! Contest…. Add in your favorite veggies, meats or tricks and let me know what you think!  Until next time, Shake and Bake!