I have no idea actually, where the inspiration from this dish came from, but I long after all of the shepherd pie recipes I see on Instagram, so possibly this is my subconscious dream of french onion soup combined with that for the perfect dinner. I found a great French Onion spice mix recipe on Wellness Mama that I used for inspiration when coming up with how to season my beef here.
This is great served with some fresh steamed greens or atop broccoli. What's best, it's Whole30 friendly!
You'll need (click the links to find ingredients):
1 lb ground beef
4 small sweet potatoes
1 large yellow onion
1 Tbsp + 1 tsp ghee
2/3 Cup broth
2 Tbsp granulated onion (dried onion flakes)
2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp dried parsley
Start by sautéing a sliced sweet onion until caramelized in 1 Tbsp olive oil in a cast iron (cast iron optional.)
Meanwhile boil water for chopped potatoes. Add potatoes and boil until soft.
After onion is softened and beginning to brown, remove from heat and add ground beef to skillet. Chop with a fork while cooking and add onion, garlic, parsley and 1-2 tsp salt.
When beef is cooked through, add onion back in. If you don't have a cast iron, add beef and onion mixture to a greased casserole dish.
With a blender or hand mixer, add 2/3 cup broth + 1 tsp ghee and 1-2 tsp salt to the potatoes and mix until creamy.
Top beef onion mixture with 2 whisked eggs and work into the mix. Pour potatoes on top and bake at 450 for 30 minutes.
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