As we get deeper into the gloomy, dark winter it gets more and more difficult to keep your eye on your long term goal. Whether your goal is having that rockin’ bod at the 2017 Arnold Classic or your annual family vacation is approaching in the spring, here is another Midwest Muscle Report inspired recipe that can let you enjoy some comfort food while not taking three steps backwards!
Clean Eating Shepherds Pie
What you’ll need…
(For Mashed Sweet Potatoes)
2 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
4 Medium Chopped Sweet Potatoes – can be substituted out for white potatoes
1 lb. Extra Lean Ground Turkey – can be substituted for lean ground beef or ground chicken
1 Medium Chopped Onion
2 Tsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 Cups Frozen Mixed Vegetables
2 Tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 Cup Chicken Stock
Pre heat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
Boil sweet potatoes with 1 tsp. of sea salt in large pot until very tender
In a large skillet add 2 tsp. of extra virgin olive oil over medium heat
Add onion, ground turkey (or substitute), frozen vegetables, worcestershire sauce, chicken stock, cook together till meat is cooked through.
Spoon filling evenly into large cooking dish, do not drain the juice
Set aside while finishing the mashed sweet (or white) potatoes
Drain water from pot of sweet potatoes
Mash using electric mixer or hand masher
Add in 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper to taste
Spread the mashed potatoes evenly over the pie filling
Bake for 30 minutes until bubbly and browned, remove from oven and serve
This dish is not only delicious right out of the oven but is perfect for meal prep through the whole week! Enjoy with your family or keep it all for yourself!