Updated: Feb 25, 2021
Meals like these are always so bloody homely and inviting.
· 1 tablespoon of cooking fat (EVOO, ghee, coconut oil, etc.)
· 500g grass-fed beef mince
· 2 medium carrots, chopped
· 1 large brown onion, chopped
· 1-2 celery stalks, chopped
· 2 cloves garlic, minced
· 3 tablespoons tomato paste
· ½ cup vegetable or beef broth
· 1 cup passata
· 1 teaspoon dry oregano
· 2 teaspoons fresh thyme
· Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
· ¾ cup of frozen peas
· 6 cups mashed sweet potatoes
1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the cooking fat
2. Start cooking the garlic and onion until slightly translucent, then add the carrot and celery to cook for a few more minutes
3. Add the mince to the skillet, breaking apart with a spoon or spatula for the first two minutes
4. Preheat oven to 180°C
5. Pour in tomato paste, passata and broth in the skillet and stir well
6. Season with dried oregano, fresh thyme, sea salt and pepper to taste
7. Add the peas to the mixture
8. Cover and let simmer until most of the juices have evaporated
9. Even out the mixture in a ceramic baking dish, and spread out the mashed potatoes evenly over the top
10. Make sure the mashed potato topping covers the mince mixture completely
11. Place in the preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes
12. If you wish, you can place the baking dish under the broiler for the last 4 minutes to crispen up the top, but make sure to watch it closely as it can burn quickly.
I sometimes sprinkle with some nutritional yeast on the top before I broil to finish.
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