Saucy shiraz shepherd's pies

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PREP TIME

50 min

TOTAL TIME

80 min

Makes

4 Servings

Saucy shiraz shepherd's pies

Shepherd's pie
Photo, Roberto Caruso.

Cauliflower gives a low-cal, high-nutrient boost to this cover-worthy shepherd's pie recipe that's under 400 calories.


Ingredients

  • 250 g Yukon Gold potatoes , peeled and cut into 1/2-in. pieces
  • 2-Jan small cauliflower , cut into florets, about 1 1/2 cups
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp 18% cream
  • 1 tbsp grainy mustard
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp fresh-ground black pepper

Filling

  • 500 g lean ground beef , or lamb
  • 1 small onion , chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1 carrot , diced small
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp fresh-ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup Shiraz wine
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup no-salt beef broth
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tsp fresh chopped rosemary
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan , optional

Instructions

  • Cover potatoes and cauliflower with cold water in a large pot and set over high. Bring to a boil, reduce to medium. Gently boil until tender, 10 to 12 min. Drain. Melt butter with cream, mustard, 1/4 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp pepper in same pot over low. Return vegetables to pot and coarsely mash. Set aside.
  • Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high. Crumble in beef, cook until no pink remains, 2 to 3 min. Add onion, garlic, carrot, 1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper. Cook until onion softens, 3 to 4 min.
  • Add wine, cook for 2 min. Sprinkle flour over meat mixture and stir. Add broth, tomato paste, rosemary and Worcestershire. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until mixture thickens, 8 to 10 min. Divide among ramekins. Spoon potato mixture on top. Sprinkle shepherd’s pies with parmesan.
  • Position a rack in upper third of oven. Preheat broiler. Set ramekins on a baking sheet and broil until golden.

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Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 389,
  • Protein
  • 29 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 24 g,
  • Fat
  • 19 g,
  • Fibre
  • 3 g,
  • Sodium
  • 569 mg.
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