Low carb meat pie

Description

Substitute mashed potato with mashed cauliflower for a low carb dish that will make you feel satisfied.

Ingredients

1 lb meat (ground beef or lamb)
1 onion (sliced)
2 clv garlic (chopped)
1 cn tomato (chopped tomatoes, 16 oz can)
1 c broth (beef stock for a cottage pie)
1 hd cauliflower (medium sized, cut into florets)
4 T cheese (gratedCheddar, low fat, half for mash, half for topping)
2 t butter
1 T olive oil
1⁄2 t thyme (dried)
  seasoning (salt and black pepper to taste)
2 celery (chopped)

Instructions

Heat oil in a skillet and fry onion and celery for 2-3 minutes, until slightly soft, and then add the garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes more. Add ground meat and cook 3-4 minutes, until browned. Incorporate chopped tomatoes and stock, season with dried thyme, salt and black pepper and cook for 20-25 minutes, or until meat is done and liquid has been absorbed.

While the meat  is cooking, add the cauliflower florets to a pan with boiling water, bring back to the boil, lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Once done, drain the cauliflower, and mash incorporating butter and half the grated cheese - the cheese will melt.

Heat the oven to 350° F.

Pour the the meat mixture into an oven proof pie dish, top with the cauliflower mash, sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top, and bake for 15-20 mintues, or until golden brown.

Yield
3 servings
Preparation time
15
Cooking time
60
Total time
1 hour, 15 minutes

Notes

Use ground beef for a low carb cottage pie, ground lamb for a low carb shepherd's pie, vegetarian hamburger meat or Quorn ground beef for a vegetarian pie - for a vegetarian pie be sure to substitute Cheddar with soy cheese and use vegetable stock.

Shortcut: Heat the water to a boiling point in an electric kettle or the microwave and then pour in the pan to simmer the cauliflower, or cook the cauliflower in the microwave.

Source

International cuisine

easy, bake
meat, diet, dinner
American food recipes
Food in U.S.A.