This classic pie dinner will give you this filling and comfort from one dish. Filled with meat, vegetables and a pie crust, this dish will surely hit the spot. So if you're in a mood, grab the skillet and start making this delicious classic Shepherd's Pie.
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- 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 1 head cauliflower, stem removed and chopped into small pieces
- 2 cups water
- 1/4 cup white onion, diced
- 1 cup carrot, diced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 red bell pepper, seeds and membrane removed, diced
- 2 cups asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon coriander
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- paprika, to garnish
To make the cauliflower mash: Add 1-1/2 tablespoons olive oil to a large pot over medium heat. When hot, add the cauliflower pieces and cook for 4-5 minutes, or until it begins to turn golden. Add the water, reduce the heat slightly, and cover. Cook for 7-9 minutes or until soft. Drain the cauliflower and reserve the cooking water.
Add the cauliflower to a food processor. Add 2 tablespoons of the cooking water and pulse until smooth. Add another 2 tablespoons of the water as needed, and blend to the consistency you like. Set aside.
To make the filling: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Add 1-1/2 tablespoons olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat. When hot, add the onion and carrot. Cook until soft. Add garlic, bell pepper, and asparagus to the skillet with the vegetables. Add about 1/4 cup of the remaining cauliflower water to the skillet with the vegetables and cook until they begin to soften.
Meanwhile, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to a second skillet over medium heat. When hot, add the ground beef and cook until browned. When the ground beef is cooked, use a slotted spoon to transfer it to the skillet with the vegetables. Add the cumin, coriander, salt, black and red pepper to the mixture. Stir to combine.
To assemble: Transfer the mixture to a cast iron skillet. Transfer the mashed cauliflower over the top of the mixture and spread it out evenly. Sprinkle the paprika over the top.
Bake for about 20 minutes. Serve immediately.