Low Carb Shepherd's Pie
photo by Fishing G.
- Ready In:
- 1hr 1min
- 4 -6 pieces bacon, chopped
- 2 lbs ground beef
- 1⁄2 cup onion, chopped
- salt and pepper
- 1⁄4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 egg, beaten
- 8 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded and divided
- 16 ounces frozen green beans
- 16 ounces frozen cauliflower
- 3 tablespoons butter, divided
- 1⁄4 cup sour cream
- In large skillet, fry bacon until crisp; drain well and set aside.
- In same skillet, brown the hamburger and onion, seasoning with salt and pepper; drain fat.
- In 8"x12" baking dish, mix hamburger, bacon, onion and garlic powders.
- Check seasoning for salt and adjust if needed, then stir in the beaten egg and 1/2 the cheese.
- Spread over bottom of baking dish.
- Meanwhile, in medium pot, cook green beans according to package directions; drain well then return to pot and stir in 1 tablespoon butter.
- Season to taste with salt.
- Spread beans over meat layer. In same pot, cook cauliflower 10-12 minutes until very tender; drain well.
- Put cauliflower, 2 tablespoons butter and sour cream in food processor.
- Puree until smooth.
- Adjust seasoning, if necessary, then spread evenly over green beans.
- Sprinkle remaining cheese over the top.
- Bake at 350º for 35 minutes, until hot and bubbly.
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This is low carb comfort food at it's finest! My family devoured the entire pan. Definitely a keeper!!! Oh, the only thing I may try next time is to double the amount of cauliflower puree so that the top layer of faux potato is a little more true to the proportion of traditional Shepard's pie.The recipe as written only yields enough to barely cover the meat mixture. Still... it's delish!!!
The topping to me was a bit dry as well as the meat and the cheese just formed a thick layer that mushed up the cauliflower when you dug into it. If I made this again I would probably use ground turkey cooked with this creole mix they sell at Walmart here (its like onions, green peppers, and other things) and seasonings. Then I might mix in some chicken stock to make the meat a bit more moist. In terms of the topping I would still double it as recommended (I also used canned green beans like another reviewer) but I would probably use more sour cream and mix the cheese in with the cauliflower to see how it came out.
Loved it. I'm on a gestational diabetes diet and looking for uber-low carb. What I did, though, was make instant potatoes with 1/2 half & half & water and the hot water it called for & then added 1/2 the amount of cauliflower (which I really don't like) to the potatoes and you couldn't tell and my blood sugar was still low :)
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Greetings everyone! My name is Mary and I am a native Floridian. I live in Central Florida with my wonderful husband of 13+ years. I enjoy cooking simple dishes with simple ingredients.