The first time of having a cauliflower mash :) I added a chopped onion, a little worcestershire sauce and some garlic to the browning mince for flavour. I didn't put any of the mash on the bottom of the dish instead I put it all on top and then topped with the cheese. I also added a little grated parmesan cheese to the other cheese as I wanted to use it up. This dish for me has lots of possibilities for various flavourings in the beef. Will certainly make this again. :)
One thing missing onions and allspice!! It's delicious with the allspice!
Last Updated July 27, 2011
My version was a little different. The following is from my private note...thanls for a great idea for a healthy alternative to a family favorite!
Use 1lb turkey. Saute pre-minced garlic in tblsp extra-virgin olive oil, add turkey, 2tblsp Coriander, 1 tblsp black pepper, brown. Cook 1 head califlower in boiling water. Drain, add 2 tblsp Smart Butter, 1 tblsp sea salt, 1tblsp celery seeds, 3tblsp fat-free sour cream mash together.
My boyfriend is on a low carb diet and I've been struggling to find meals to make that still taste great! This one definately fit the bill! Easy to make...I followed the recipe exactly but added 1 cup of frozen green beens to my beef mixture as well as two cloves of garlic and some onions.
This was one of the best low carb meals I have made. I did put it together a little different though. I doubled the recipe and put a layer of shredded cheese down in my pan. I added some more cheese to the meat mixture as well as a teaspoon of thyme. Next I added a clove of garlic to the cauliflower mixtre and put it on top of the cheese layer then the meat/cheese layer. After putting the cauliflower mixture on top I added more cheese and sprinkled with chives. YUM!! It was so good even my kids ate it all!!!! I'm excited to have a little left for lunch today too. Yay! Thanks for a yummy low carb dinner. I will make this often.
The only changes I made was that I used laughing cow herb cream cheese. I also instead of lining the bottom I mixed the cauliflower, hamburger, cheese, and added corn. Then the rest of cauliflower on top and finished with the cheese.
My picky eaters enjoyed this! Very easy recipe.
This is a pretty good base recipe. The calories can be reduced by using low fat cream cheese and no butter. I also used the 95% lean ground beef. I did add frozen mixed vegetables along with garlic and a little steak sauce. Very good.
I had this for my lunch today and it was very very nice, I actually felt like I was eating real Shepard's pie, sorry it is a real Shepard's pie as I can't eat potatoes I will be having this as a regular , it has loads of possibilities for other dishes. Thank you for posting. Made for Honor thy Mother the diabetic forum May 2011.
I haven't tried this yet, but when I do, will replace the ground beef with either ground turkey breast or ground chicken, should reduce the calories.