Shepherd's Pie Recipe - Low Carb with Mashed Cauliflower
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Low carb dish made with mashed cauliflower instead of mashed potatoes.
Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Serves: 2
  • 16 oz of ground beef (or turkey or chicken)
  • 5-7 baby portabella mushrooms chopped
  • ½ medium sized red bell pepper chopped
  • ¼ cup of dice red onions
  • 16 oz bag of frozen cauliflower
  • ¼ cup chicken broth
  • 3 tsp garlic minced
  • 1 tsp fresh rosemary
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ¾ cup beef broth
  • ⅛-1/2 tsp of Xanthan gum
  • salt and pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Brown ground beef on medium setting until cooked through.
  3. While ground beef is browning, chop all vegetables.
  4. Heat up bag of frozen cauliflower in microwave until steaming and cooked through.
  5. Add to Vita Mix blender or food processor and add chicken broth and 1 tsp garlic.
  6. Blend until smooth.
  7. Transfer ground beef to side dish then add vegetables, herbs, and ½ of beef broth to the same pan.
  8. Stir and pick up any brown bits on the bottom of the pan and saute vegetables and tender.
  9. Add back ground beef and remaining beef broth to the pan of sauteed vegetables and stir.
  10. Add a small amount of Xanthan gum at a time and mix throughout to thicken the beef broth like a then gravy.
  11. Transfer meat and vegetable mix to your baking dish(es) and then spread on mashed cauliflower until evenly coated.
  12. Place in the oven for 20-30 minutes until bubbly on the sides.
  13. Remove from the oven and let it rest for about 5 minutes before serving.
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