Shepherd's Pie with  Sweet Potato

This Shepherd's pie with sweet potato is the ultimate comfort food, a  ground beef and vegetable casserole topped with fluffy sweet potatoes. Simple, delish and easy to make!

Ingredients

Olive Oil Yellow Onion Carrot Celery   Ground Beef Garlic Cloves Tomato Paste Worcestershire Sauce Nutmeg Thyme Rosemary Beef Broth Flour  Sweet Potatoes Butter

Heat olive oil over  medium-high heat. Once hot, add diced onion, carrot and celery. Season with salt and cook until soft and translucent, about 5-7 minutes.

1

Add ground beef, black pepper, more salt, garlic cloves, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce and mix, breaking up ground beef.

2

Add in thyme, rosemary, nutmeg and beef broth. Stir and cook the beef mixture for 6-8 minutes. Stir in flour, cornstarch or arrowroot powder to thicken, cook for 2 more minutes.

3

Turn off heat and add the mixture to a baking dish. I used a round dish but a 9x13 inch baking dish will work.

4

Prepare mashed sweet potatoes. Spoon mashed sweet potatoes over beef in a baking dish, careful not to mix the two.  Using a fork make a zig-zag design. Top with a sprinkle of paprika.

5

Bake at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes. Broil for a few minutes on high if desired.

VARIATIONS

• Add extra vegetables to the beef mixture.  • Use ground lamb or ground turkey instead of ground beef. • Purple sweet potatoes would add beautiful and unique color to this dish.

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