Paleo Shepherd’s Pie in a Capsicum Recipe.

Yes, you could just serve mince, capsicum and mashed sweet potato on a plate but where’s the fun in that?  This Paleo Shepherd’s Pie recipe is super easy, looks impressive and tastes amazing!

Serve with a huge green salad or steamed greens! Mmm yummy paleo pie! 

This recipe is from our very first eBook Let’s Eat Paleo, which features over 50 other delish paleo recipes!

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Emma + Carla

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paleo shepherd's pie in a capsicum
Serves 6
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr
stuff you need
  1. 6 red capsicums, tops cut off, de-seeded
  2. 500g mince (we used beef)
  3. 600g sweet potato, peeled, chopped and cooked
  4. ¼ cup almond milk
  5. 1 onion finely chopped
  6. 200g button mushrooms sliced
  7. 1 carrot grated
  8. 1 clove garlic crushed
  9. 2 tbs. tomato paste
  10. ½ tbs. dried oregano
  11. ½ tbs. dried thyme
  12. 1 tsp. dried basil
  13. ½ tsp. chilli flakes
  14. ½ tsp. cinnamon
  15. ½ cup water
  16. 1 tbs. ghee or butter
  17. 1 tbs. coconut oil
  18. salt and pepper
now what
  1. Preheat your oven to 160 degrees celsius.
  2. Melt the coconut oil in a fry pan on high heat. Add the onion and garlic, sauté until soft.
  3. Add the mince and cook until brown.
  4. Add the carrot, mushrooms, herbs, spices, tomato paste, salt and pepper.
  5. Stir well. Add the water and allow to simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, in a food processor (we use our Vitamix) whiz the cooked sweet potato, almond milk + ghee to make a thick, smooth paste.
  7. Spoon the mince mix into the capsicums until ¾ full.
  8. Top with sweet potato mixture, we like to pipe the final layer of sweet potato to make it look pretty.
  9. Place the stuffed capsicums into a deep baking dish (they may need to lean up against one another) and into the oven for 40 minutes or until the potato just starts to
  10. brown.
Merrymaker Tip
  1. These are great served cold. Lunch leftovers are on! Wooohoo!
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