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Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie + Blogiversary

 
Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie + Blogiversary
Image © Pies and Plots
This recipe can be made gluten free by choosing gluten-free versions of basic ingredients commonly found in supermarkets or online.gluten-free
This recipe can be made completely dairy-free.dairy-free
This recipe is suitable for a paleo diet.paleo
This recipe is suitable for a primal diet.primal
 
One serving costs about $0.04

$0.04 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 130 minutes

Ready in 2 hours and 10 minutes

spoonacular Score:59%

Spoonacular Score: 59%

 

Ingredients

Servings:
6
6  carrots
carrots
1
1  diced fennel bulb
diced fennel bulb
2 pounds
2 pounds ground beef
ground beef
1 teaspoon
1 teaspoon kosher salt
kosher salt
2 tablespoons
2 tablespoons olive oil
olive oil
1
1  diced onion
diced onion
2 teaspoons
2 teaspoons black pepper
black pepper
3
3  sweet potatoes
sweet potatoes
6  carrots
6
carrots
1  diced fennel bulb
1
diced fennel bulb
2 pounds ground beef
2 pounds
ground beef
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon
kosher salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons
olive oil
1  diced onion
1
diced onion
2 teaspoons black pepper
2 teaspoons
black pepper
3  sweet potatoes
3
sweet potatoes

Equipment

aluminum foil
aluminum foil
potato masher
potato masher
microwave
microwave
frying pan
frying pan
knife
knife
bowl
bowl
oven
oven
aluminum foil
aluminum foil
potato masher
potato masher
microwave
microwave
frying pan
frying pan
knife
knife
bowl
bowl
oven
oven


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Pies and Plots

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.74
Ingredient
6 carrots
1 diced fennel bulb
2 pounds ground beef
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 diced onion
2 teaspoons black pepper
3 sweet potatoes
Price
$0.64
$0.78
$7.04
$0.33
$0.24
$0.12
$1.30
$10.45

Tips

Health Tips

  • You can choose lean ground beef or switch to ground turkey or ground bison if you prefer less fatty meat.

Price Tips

  • The price of ground beef is going up. Beans and lentils, on the other hand, are both cheap and filling. Depending on the recipe, you might be able to add beans or lentils to stretch out your beef.

  • If you find meat (especially grassfed and/or organic meat!) on sale, stock up and freeze it. Ground meat will stay good 3-4 months, while steaks, chops, etc., will be fine for at least 4 months.

Cooking Tips

  • Carrots can be stored in the fridge for 2 to 3 weeks. The starch in the carrots will turn to sugar over time, but this is not a problem, they'll just taste sweeter. The academy lesson about carrots contains more useful information.

  • You should not store your onions with your potatoes because the gases they emit will make each other spoil faster. For more information about selecting and storing onions, check out this lesson about onions in the academy.

  • If you're using olive oil to cook at high temperatures, make sure that the olive oil you're using has a high smoke point because heating an oil past its smoke point can ruin the flavor and even release harmful compounds into your dish. Many people recommend saving extra-virgin olive oil for cold dishes or for adding the finishing touch to a warm dish. You could also use canola oil, coconut oil, or another good high-temperature oil to be on the safe side.

  • Kosher salt is a type of coarse-grained salt popular among chefs because it is easy to pick up with the fingertips and sticks well when coating meat. The name "kosher salt" comes from the word "koshering", the process of making food suitable for consumption according to Jewish law. You can easily substitute table salt or sea salt in recipes where the salt is being dissolved, but if you're using it to coat meat, you might wish you had the kosher salt.

  • get more cooking tips

Green Tips

  • Choose organic, grassfed beef whenever possible. If you're worried about your grocery budget, try eating a few vegetarian meals so you can afford better meat!

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
527 Calories
28g Protein
35g Total Fat
23g Carbs
20% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
527
26%

Fat
35g
54%

  Saturated Fat
12g
77%

Carbohydrates
23g
8%

  Sugar
6g
7%

Cholesterol
107mg
36%

Sodium
587mg
26%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
28g
57%

Vitamin A
19468IU
389%

Vitamin B12
3µg
54%

Zinc
6mg
45%

Vitamin B3
7mg
38%

Vitamin B6
0.75mg
38%

Selenium
23µg
34%

Phosphorus
316mg
32%

Potassium
1019mg
29%

Manganese
0.45mg
23%

Iron
3mg
22%

Fiber
5g
21%

Vitamin B2
0.32mg
19%

Vitamin B5
1mg
16%

Vitamin K
15µg
15%

Magnesium
58mg
15%

Vitamin C
11mg
14%

Copper
0.26mg
13%

Vitamin E
1mg
12%

Vitamin B1
0.17mg
11%

Folate
43µg
11%

Calcium
93mg
9%

Vitamin D
0.15µg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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