Bison or Beef Shepherd’s Pie Recipe


Makes 6 servings as a meal or 12 snack-sized portions | Gluten free

Step 1

1 tsp olive oil
1 ½ pounds ground beef or bison

Step 2

2 tsp olive oil
1 ½ c. carrots (diced)
1 ½ c. yellow onion (diced)
1 c. celery (diced)
6 oz. mushrooms (sliced)
2 cloves garlic (minced)

Step 3

1 Tbsp tomato paste
1 tsp dried thyme
salt and pepper to taste

Step 4

½ c. water or beef broth (preservative free)

Step 5—Topping

1 small cauliflower, cut into 1" pieces
3 small yellow potatoes, peeled and quartered
3 Tbsp heavy cream or coconut milk
1 ½ Tbsp butter
salt to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350º.
  2. Brown meat in olive oil and set aside.
  3. Sauté vegetables from step 2 for 7 minutes.
  4. Stir tomato paste, thyme, salt and pepper into vegetables.
  5. Add broth to vegetables and bring to a boil. Add cooked meat to the vegetables and simmer for 5 minutes. Put mixture in a 13x9" baking dish.
  6. Cook cauliflower and potato until soft and whip together. Add cream or coconut milk, butter and salt to mixture. Spread over meat and vegetables. Bake for 25-35 minutes.

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