Shepherd’s Pie

Get the health benefits from turmeric and sweet potato in this recipe!  A great prepare ahead dish that will make dinner easy on weeknights.


For PDF copy of recipe, Shepherds Pie

Serves 4-6


500 grams Extra Lean Ground Beef
1tbsp Oil
1 Onion, chopped
1 clove Garlic, minced
1 Carrot, chopped
1 cup Peas (Frozen or Fresh)
1 cup Canned tomatoes, crushed
1 cup Stock (beef or chicken)
1 tsp Turmeric, dried
1/2 tsp Oregano, dried
1/4 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Salt


700 grams Sweet Potatoes (about 2), peeled and chopped
1 tsp Salt
1 tbsp Butter
1/4 tsp Turmeric, dried
Pepper to taste


  1. In a large pot, cook beef until browned. Transfer to a plate. In same pot cook onions, garlic, carrots and peas until onions are browned.
  2. Return beef to pot. Add tomatoes, stock, turmeric, oregano, cinnamon and salt. Cook for about 30 minutes. Transfer to an oven proof dish. Set aside.
  3. In a separate pot, boil water, and cook potatoes until soft. Drain and return to pot. Add salt, butter, turmeric and pepper. Using a potatoes masher or fork crush potatoes until desired consistency.
  4. Top beef mixture with potatoes. Cover and cook in 350 degree F oven for 30 minutes. Uncover. Cook for 10 minutes longer.

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