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Lighter slow Cooker Shepherd’s Pie

AuthorMike EgrieCategory, DifficultyIntermediate

Lighter Slow Cooker Shepherd’s Pie

Yields6 Servings
Prep Time20 minsCook Time2 hrsTotal Time2 hrs 20 mins

 1 ½ lbs 93% lean ground beef
 1 tbsp olive oil
 20 oz fresh riced cauliflower
 2 tbsp unsalted butter
 15 oz mixed vegetables, drained
 10.50 oz beef gravy
 1 ½ tbsp finely chopped fresh poultry herbs

1

Heat large skillet over medium-high heat; spray with cooking spray. Add beef; cook and stir 8 minutes or until browned.

2

In medium saucepot, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add cauliflower; cook and stir 5 minutes or until browned. In food processor, purée butter and cauliflower 20 seconds or until almost smooth.

3

In 6-quart slow cooker, stir mixed vegetables, gravy, 1 tablespoon herbs, beef and ½ teaspoon black pepper; spread cauliflower mixture over beef mixture and sprinkle with remaining ½ tablespoon herbs. Cover and cook on high 2 hours or low 4 hours. Makes about 6 cups.

Chef Tip: Customize this recipe by swapping the beef with lean ground turkey and/or the riced cauliflower with Yukon Gold mashed potatoes.

 

Ingredients

 1 ½ lbs 93% lean ground beef
 1 tbsp olive oil
 20 oz fresh riced cauliflower
 2 tbsp unsalted butter
 15 oz mixed vegetables, drained
 10.50 oz beef gravy
 1 ½ tbsp finely chopped fresh poultry herbs

Directions

1

Heat large skillet over medium-high heat; spray with cooking spray. Add beef; cook and stir 8 minutes or until browned.

2

In medium saucepot, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add cauliflower; cook and stir 5 minutes or until browned. In food processor, purée butter and cauliflower 20 seconds or until almost smooth.

3

In 6-quart slow cooker, stir mixed vegetables, gravy, 1 tablespoon herbs, beef and ½ teaspoon black pepper; spread cauliflower mixture over beef mixture and sprinkle with remaining ½ tablespoon herbs. Cover and cook on high 2 hours or low 4 hours. Makes about 6 cups.

Lighter Slow Cooker Shepherd’s Pie

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 Cup

Servings 6


Amount Per Serving
Calories 320
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 86mg29%
Sodium 518mg22%
Total Carbohydrate 15g5%
Dietary Fiber 4g16%
Sugars 3g
Protein 29g58%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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