Sweet Potato Shepards Pie

I made this recipe the other night and really liked it. Its full of veggies which I love and full of meat, which my husband loves! It was easy to make and it was still really good as leftovers the next day. You can make it with ground turkey, but I made it with 2 lbs of ground beef.
You can double the recipe and freeze half for a future meal. You can also substitute regular potatoes for the sweet potatoes ( I used sweet potatoes).
Ingredients
1-2 lbs. ground beef or turkey
2 medium carrots, chopped
1 small green pepper, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1 cup mushrooms, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. sea salt or to taste
1/4 tsp. black pepper
3 oz. tomato paste (about 6 Tbsp.)

Topping

2 large sweet potatoes or regular potatoes

1/2 tsp chili powder

1/4 tsp salt

  1. Preheat oven to 375℉.
  2. In a skillet on medium heat, add meat, chopped carrots, onions, peppers, mushrooms and minced garlic.
  3. Cook on medium heat until carrots are soft, about 12-15 minutes. Begin making the topping while the meat filling cooks.
  4. Once the carrots are soft, stir in tomato paste, seasonings, salt and pepper.
  5. For the topping: Steam or bake (at 375℉) potatoes until fork tender. Then add all of the topping ingredients to a food processor (or blender) and process until smooth. NOTE: If using white potatoes, mash them by hand rather than blending to prevent them from getting pasty.
  6. Transfer the meat filling to a casserole dish (9 x 9 inch dish will work) or cast iron skilet and top the meat filling with the potato mash. Dash with salt and chili powder.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes and serve.

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