Low Carb Shepherd's Pie - with Cauliflower Mash

Beef, Dinner, Main Dish



Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 red onion diced

500g / 1 lb mince/ground beef or lamb

2 cloves of garlic

400g / 13 oz tinned chopped tomatoes

¼ cup beef stock

3 carrots grated/shredded

Cauliflower Mash Topping

1 small or ½ large cauliflower cut into pieces

50g / 2 oz/ 4 tbs butter

30ml / 2 tbs heavy cream

salt and pepper to taste

50g/ 1.8 oz/ ½ cup grated/ shredded cheese of choice


Shepherd's Pie

Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan and fry the red onion and garlic until cooked, but not browned.

Add the mince and stir until it is all cooked and browned.

Add the beef stock, tin of chopped tomatoes and grated carrots. Mix.

Reduce the heat to a simmer. Simmer uncovered for 10 minutes while making the cauliflower topping. Let the liquid evaporate so the mince thickens.

Cauliflower Topping

Boil the cauliflower until soft, this takes about 8-10 minutes.

Drain and allow ALL the steam to escape. Too much water left in the saucepan will make a 'sloppy' mash.

Add the butter, salt, pepper and cream. Using a stick blender with a blade attachment, puree until smooth.

To Assemble.:

Place the shepherd's pie mince/ground meat mix in the bottom of a large casserole dish. Top with the cauliflower mash then sprinkle on the cheese.

Put the casserole dish on a baking try to catch any liquid that may bubble over.

Bake at 180C/350F for 20 minutes and until the cheese is browned.


Calories: 284
Total Carbohydrates: 10g
Total Fat: 18.5g
Dietary fiber: 3.2g
Protein: 20g
Amount Per: 1 serve
Sugar: 5g