Spicy Shepherd's Pie Muffins- Lunch Version

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Spicy Shepherd's Pie Muffins- Lunch Version

Lisa
The Cook
9 Servings
17 Ingredients
4 Comments
With plenty of vegetables, protein and a little kick from cayenne and chili powder, these Paleo Spicy Shepherd's Pie Muffins make for a great lunch option to help keep you up and running for the rest of the day.
9 Servings
17 Ingredients
4 Comments

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Ground Beef
  • 1 pound Ground Pork
  • 1 ¼ cups dice Onion
  • ½ tablespoons Coconut Aminos
  • ½ teaspoons Salt #1
  • 4 teaspoons mince Garlic, Cloves
  • ½ cups grate Carrot
  • 2 teaspoons Chili Powder
  • ½ teaspoons Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 2 individual beat Egg
  • 1 cup Almond Flour
  • ½ medium cook Sweet Potato
  • 1 cup dice and cook Cauliflower
  • 1 ½ tablespoons Coconut Milk, Canned
  • ½ tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • ½ teaspoons Salt #2

Containers

Supplies

  • 18.Muffin Liners
  • Muffin Tins
  • Labels

Cooking Instructions

Freeze For Later Cooking Day Directions

Bake

These directions help you cook or prepare this meal PRIOR to being frozen for serving later (see Serving Day Directions when you are ready to prepare it to eat).

Why would I want to freeze this?

  1. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, ground pork, onion, coconut aminos, salt #1, garlic, carrots, chili powder, cayenne, garlic powder, eggs and almond flour. Mix until well combined.
  2. Divide meat mixture evenly between foil lined muffin tins, pressing down on tops.
  3. In a food processor, combine sweet potato, cauliflower coconut milk, lemon juice and salt #2, pureeing until smooth.
  4. Divide sweet potato mixture over the top of meat mixture.
  5. Bake at 375 for 40 minutes.
  6. Flash freeze on baking sheet.
  7. After flash freezing, divide between indicated number of gallon freezer storage bags, label and freeze.

Make From Frozen Serving Day Directions

Easy Assembly

These directions help you cook or reheat this meal AFTER it's been frozen for when you are ready to eat it.

  1. Thaw: In fridge
  2. Reheat in microwave for 1-2 minutes.

Make It Now Cooking Directions

Oven Cook

These directions are for cooking this recipe to serve immediately and NOT to freeze for later.

  1. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, ground pork, onion, coconut aminos, salt #1, garlic, carrots, chili powder, cayenne, garlic powder, eggs and almond flour. Mix until well combined.
  2. Divide meat mixture evenly between foil lined muffin tins, pressing down on tops.
  3. In a food processor, combine sweet potato, cauliflower coconut milk, lemon juice and salt #2, pureeing until smooth.
  4. Divide sweet potato mixture over the top of meat mixture.
  5. Bake at 375 for 40 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe
9 Servings
Serving Size
2 muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories
350
Total Fat
24g
Saturated Fat
7g
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
110mg
Sodium
390mg
Total Carbohydrates
9g
Fiber
3g
Sugar
3g
Protein
24g
WW Freestyle
9
Diabetic Exchanges: 3 Fat
0 Fruit
0 Milk
0 Other Carb
0 Starch
1 Veg
3 Lean Meat

4 Comments

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  1. What do you recommend in place of almond meal? Would cornmeal or whole wheat flour work ok? (I am not paleo, just like the recipe, but I am allergic to almond) Thank you!

  2. Canned or refrigerated coconut milk? Can I sub corn or something else for cauliflower? I dislike cauliflower and broccoli.

    1. Pam – We use canned coconut milk in all our recipes unless stated otherwise. The cauliflower is what helps make the potato topping. You could certainly sub for all sweet potatoes. I am unsure how corn would turn out.

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