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“Cowboy Pie”

4 August 2011 5,615 views No Comment

 

“Cowboy Pie”

This rendition of traditional Shepherd’s Pie provides fiber, magnesium, iron, calcium and Vitamin’s A and C. Substituting baby Lima Beans for corn also reduces the carbohydrate load.  A blend of turnips and carrots whipped together makes a fluffy and flavorful topping for the dish and by adding sautéed leeks and fresh Thyme to the sirloin, this healthier version of a classic comes to life.

Ingredients:

  1. 3 large, organic russet potatoes

  2. 1 pound hormone free, grass fed, 92 percent or leaner, ground sirloin or ground Bison

  3. 1 bag, frozen, organic, baby lima beans

  4. 6 large organic carrots

  5. 2 large turnips

  6. 1 bunch organic leeks

  7. 1 bunch organic fresh thyme

  8. 6 tablespoons of organic, salt free, butter

  9. ¼ cup almond milk (unsweetened)

  10. Sea Salt (ground)

  11. Fresh ground pepper

Directions:

  1. Get three (3) medium to large sized pots of water boiling.

  2. Peel and cube the potatoes; add to one of the pots of boiling water and cook until tender enough to mash.

  3. Peel and cube the carrots and Turnips, add to the second pot of boiling water and cook until tender enough to mash.

  4. Add lima beans to last pot of boiling water and cook for 15 minutes.

  5. When potatoes are done, drain and add 2 tablespoons of cold butter and ¼ cup of room temperature almond milk.  Mash until fluffy and season to taste with sea salt and pepper; set aside.

  6. When Turnips and carrots are done, drain well, add 3 tablespoons of butter and mash together.  Season to taste with sea salt; set aside.

  7. When Lima’s are done, drain and add 1 tablespoon of butter to the pot to melt it then toss the Lima’s in the pot to coat well with butter. Season to taste with sea salt; set aside.

  8. Rinse the leeks well.  Slice into small ribbons the sauté in a large pan until translucent; add ground sirloin, 1 tablespoon of fresh thyme Or 2 teaspoons of dried thyme, a pinch of sea salt and sauté until sirloin is no longer pink.

  9. Get a 9X9, ungreased, glass, Pyrex dish and begin to layer your cooked ingredients as follows:

    Finished Photo – Cowboy’s Pie
    • Whipped Potatoes

    • Ground Sirloin

    • Lima Beans

    • Carrot/Turnip Blend (for a fancier finish, pipe the carrot/turnip mix on the top layer with a cake decorating bag.

  10. Broil on low to lightly brown the top for approximately 7 minutes.  Every broiler is different, so I suggest watching it closely after 3-4 minutes.

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