If you aren’t hungry right now, you’re about to be. This paleo shepherd’s pie is made with all the veggies, bacon and chicken broth your heart desires, not to mention some ground beef. Set some time aside. This will take about a half hour to prepare and another half hour to bake, for a total Prep & Cook time of about 1 hour.

Paleo Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

Serves: 8
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 pound turkey or pork bacon, cut into ½-inch slices
  • 2 cups diced carrots
  • 2 cups diced celery
  • 1 pound organic grass fed ground beef
  • ½ teaspoon celtic sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 large heads cauliflower, trimmed, chopped and steamed until very soft
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  1. Heat olive oil in a very large frying pan.
  2. Saute onion for 15 minutes until soft.
  3. Add bacon pieces to pan and sauté until cooked, about 10 minutes.
  4. Add carrots and celery to pan and sauté in bacon fat for 10 minutes until soft.
  5. Add ground beef to pan and sauté until brown, just a few minutes.
  6. Season with salt, pepper and smoked paprika.
  7. Add chicken broth and cook down broth until 60% evaporated.
  8. Place cauliflower in food processor and puree with olive oil until smooth.
  9. Pour ground beef mixture into a 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
  10. Pour mashed cauliflower over beef mixture.
  11. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes.
  12. Serve.



Recipe, Picture & Instructions Credit: Elana Amsterdam of Elana’s Pantry