An easy to cook recipe for delicious winter comfort food, Easy gluten free Shepherds Pie, can easily be paleo or Whole 30 too.
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For Whole30 - omit the butter in the potatoes and do not add cheese, no Worcestershire sauce either. For Paleo omit the Worcestershire sauce and add butter and cheese if that works for you.
Heat the oil in a pan and add the onion and carrots and saute for a 3 - 4 minutes.
Add the ground lamb or ground beef and brown over a medium heat, stirring all the time, spoon off excess fat if necessary.
Add the tomato paste and Worcestershire sauce then cook for a few more minutes. Add the beef stock, bring to a simmer, then cover pan and cook for about 20 minutes.
Heat your oven to 350F
Add two tablespoons of cornstarch or arrowroot (for paleo/w30) to a cup with a three tablespoons of cold water and mix well. Remove the pan from the heat and add half of the starch mixture to the meat, stirring to avoid lumps and give it a few minutes to thicken up, add the remainder if required.
While the meat is cooking boil the peeled potatoes in slightly salted water for 10-15 minutes until soft, do not overcook. Drain, then mash together with the butter.
Put the cooked meat mixture into an ovenproof dish then top it with the mashed potatoes - you may not need all the potatoes - and spread out with a fork, add shredded cheese on top if you like.
You will need an 8x8 oven proof dish to bake this in.
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