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Rainy Day Paleo Shepherd's Pie

This recipe is perfect for our cool, rainy evenings.

Packed with veggies and lean meat, it’s also a diet-friendly option that your family is sure to love – I know mine does!

Ingredients for the top layer:

  • 1 large head cauliflower, cut into florets

  • 2 tbsp ghee, melted

  • 1 tsp spicy Paleo mustard

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • Fresh parsley, to garnish

Ingredients for the bottom layer:

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil

  • 1/2 large onion, diced

  • 3 carrots, diced

  • 2 celery stalks, diced

  • 1 lb. lean ground beef

  • 2 tbsp tomato paste

  • 1 cup chicken broth

  • 1 tsp dry mustard

  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/8 tsp ground clove

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Place a couple inches of water in a large pot. Once the water is boiling, place steamer insert and then cauliflower florets into the pot and cover. Steam for 12-14 minutes, until tender. Drain and return cauliflower to the pot.

  2. Add the ghee, mustard, salt, and pepper to the cauliflower. Using an immersion blender or food processor, combine the ingredients until smooth. Set aside.

  3. Meanwhile, heat the coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, celery, and carrots and sauté for 5 minutes. Add in the ground beef and cook until browned.

  4. Stir the tomato paste, chicken broth, and remaining spices into the meat mixture. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Simmer until most of the liquid has evaporated, about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  5. Distribute the meat mixture evenly among four ramekins and spread the pureed cauliflower on top. Use a fork to create texture in the cauliflower and drizzle with olive oil. Place under the broiler for 5-7 minutes until the top turns golden. Sprinkle with fresh parsley and serve.

Recipe adapted from

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