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Shepherd's Pie in a Jar

by Livestrong_Recipes  |  Mar 24, 2015

Shepherd's Pie in a Jar
  1. PREP
  2. 40 m
  • COOK
  • 55 m
  • TOTAL
  • 1h 35m

This is comfort food done light and made portable for easy eating.

INGREDIENTS

SERVES 5

  • 32 oz Parsnip, Raw 1 Oz
  • 4 tblsp Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 serving Pure Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 second Butter Flavor No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 20 oz 90% Lean Ground Beef
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme
  • 4 garlic clove
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 1 Leek
  • 2 carrot(s)
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup Frozen Sweet Corn
  • 2 pinch Parsley, Dried

DIRECTIONS

1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Defrost peas and corn and set aside.
2 Make the parsnip puree. Boil chopped parsnips in water for 10 minutes or until soft. Drain. In a food processor or blender, combine peeled parsnips, parmesan cheese, almond milk, salt and pepper until smooth and creamy. Set aside
3 Heat a large, non-stick frying pan over medium high heat. Spray with cooking spray. Once hot, add ground beef and thyme. Saute 8 minutes or so or until almost cooked. Stir in garlic, worcestershire sauce and tomato paste and sauté another 2 minutes or until combined. Season with a pinch or two of sea salt and black pepper. With a slotted spoon remove the cooked beef from the pan, leaving as much fat as possible in the pan. Set beef aside in a bowl.
4 In the same frying pan, sauté the leeks and carrots in the beef fat for about 7 minutes or until carrots are soft. Add peas and corn and sauté another 2 to 3 minutes. Season with a pinch of sea salt.
5 Lightly spray the inside of mason jars with cooking spray and place on a baking sheet. Spoon beef onto the bottom of the mason jar and pack it down. Then add vegetables and top with parsnip puree. Bake 20 minutes.
6 Increase heat to broil and broil shepherd’s pie approximately 3 minutes or until the tops get slightly brown or a slight crust.
7 Let cool and enjoy!