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Pie Face

14 Mar

Hi Lifters!

Another week = another post. So far so good 😉

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PIE!!! Oh. My. Goodness. I love pie. Ever had a really good Aussie meat pie? Many of you living overseas probably haven’t. When I went to Europe it was one thing that I really truly missed and found no food that was a sufficient substitute. Unfortunately the traditional meat pie isn’t exactly healthy – quite the opposite in fact.

meat pie

I had a huge craving for pie the other night so put together a healthy version of shepherd’s pie and it tasted JUST LIKE traditional meat pie!!! I can’t even stress to you how excited I was haha. Want to know what an Aussie meat pie tastes like, minus the excess calories and carbs? Give this a try.

Sweet Potato and Mushroom Gravy Pie

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Ingredients:

Filling

500g extra lean beef mince

¼ cup onion, diced

½ cup frozen peas

½ cup capsicum, diced

4 mushrooms, sliced

½ cup carrots, diced

1 tsp garlic, minced

4 Tbsp gravy mix

½ cup hot water

½ Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

Topping

1 ½ sweet potato (or 1 sweet potato + ½ cup pumpkin)

Dash of oil

Splash of milk

Salt and pepper to taste

Method:

  1. Put frying pan on medium-high heat, add garlic, parsley, and onion and cook until onion is translucent
  2. Add mince, capsicum, mushroom, carrot, and peas
  3. Cook until mince is brown
  4. Add gravy mix and hot water
  5. Simmer for 5-10 minutes
  6. Meanwhile, peel and chop sweet potato, put in a microwave-safe container with ~1/2 cup water, and microwave on High for 8-10 minutes or until soft
  7. Drain water from sweet potato, mash, and add oil, milk, salt and pepper to taste
  8. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius
  9. Find a casserole dish and fill with meat mixture
  10. Top with thick layer of sweet potato mash
  11. Put in the oven for 10 minutes
  12. Scoop out a spoonful and serve with a sprinkle of fresh parsley +/- tomato sauce (aka ketchup)

PS I will start posting nutritional information again, I just need to calculate the last couple of recipes.

 

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