Cajun Shepard’s Pie
I don’t know about you but I have to change things up every now and then. Shepard’s pie is one of them. I’ve made it standard with mashed potatoes and cream corn, as was always done in my family. I was so bored of having it that way that I used to douse it with ketchup just to change the taste. Well now I’m older and wiser, ok at least older, so I decided to change things up a little. Here is my version of Cajun Shepard’s Pie.
- 1 lbs lean ground beef
- 1 large onion chopped
- 2 large sweet potatoes peeled and cubed
- 4 cups of spinach chopped
- 1 tbsp of cajun spices
- 1 tsp of flour
- 1/4 cup of water
- 2 tbsp of Cool Runnings Blackened cajun sauce
- 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 tsp of oil
- Preheat oven to 350
- Heat oil over medium heat in a large pan and add chopped onion and cook until tender.
- Add ground beef and break up and cook through.
- Once cooked add your flour and water and Cajun Sauce and mix thoroughly. You should have a semi thick sauce, If not thick enough add a little flour at a time to consistency of thick gravy.
- At the same time cook your sweet potatoes through in boiling water
- Once your potatoes are cooked through, drain and mash without adding anything to the potatoes.
- Place meat in baking pan 8 x 8.
- Top meat with spinach.
- Top with mashed sweet potatoes.
- Sprinkle cajun spice over top and cover with cheese.
- Put in oven for 30 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Nutrition Per Serving
- Calories 529
- Sugar 5 g
- Carbohydrates 19 g
- Protein 22 g
- Fibre 3.5 g
- Fat 40 g
So many things can be done to personalize this. You can sub the veggie. A friend did his with Kale. I’ve done it with Edamame beans. I try to make sure that the veggie is high in fibre. There are different types of cajun spices so you make this spicier if you wish. You can add a little cayenne pepper to this. You can make this with any ground meat, chicken, pork, even go vegetarian and go with Beyond meat (which is just as good). Have fun everyone and make it your own.