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Warming, Gluten-Free, Paleo Shepherds Pie

Filed Under: Recipes at 3:38 pm | By: Madeline Reiss
Shepherd's Pie In A Cast Iron Skillet.

The perfect gluten-free, wintertime comfort food that can easily be made paleo-friendly! It’s super easy to make and is the perfect warming meal on a cold winter day.


1 lb lean ground lamb, or beef 450g
1 tbsp olive oil
3 large carrots medium dice
1 large onion chopped
2 tbsp tomato paste
1 tbsp gluten-free Worcestershire sauce (omit for paleo)
2 cups gluten-free beef stock
4 medium potatoes peeled and cut into large chunks
2 tbsp butter substitute
2 tbsp arrowroot powder
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (omit for paleo)
salt & pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan, add the onion & carrots & gently saute for 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add the lamb or beef & brown over a medium heat, stirring the whole time. Spoon off excess fat if necessary.
  4. Add the tomato purée & Worcestershire sauce (if using), then fry for a couple more minutes. Add the beef stock, bring to a simmer, then cover pan & cook for about 20 minutes.
  5. After 20 minutes uncover the pan and continue to cook for 20 more minutes.
  6. While the meat is cooking, boil the peeled potatoes in lightly salted water for 10-15 minutes until soft, but not soggy. Drain, then mash together with the butter substitute.
  7. Add two tablespoons of arrowroot to a cup with a 3-4 tablespoons of cold water & mix well. Remove the pan from the heat & add half of the arrowroot mixture to the meat, stirring to avoid lumps & allowing a few minutes to thicken up.
  8. Put the cooked meat mixture into an ovenproof dish, add the mashed potatoes on top and spread out with a fork. Add shredded cheese (omit for Paleo).
  9. Bake for 20-25 mins until the top starts to color & juice is beginning to leak around the edges.


One Response to “Warming, Gluten-Free, Paleo Shepherds Pie”

  1. Richard A Micco says:

    Good Recipe but what is to become of the other half of the arrowroot mixture since only half is used in the meat mixture?

  2. GG in says:

    Use Arrowroot in place of corn starch in all recipes.

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