Homefront: Spin on shepherd’s pie is lazy, low-carb comfort food

Homefront: Spin on shepherd’s pie is lazy, low-carb consolation meals

Augason Farms Lunch and Dinner Variety Pail Emergency Food Supply 4-Gallon Pail
  • 11 varieties of entrées and soups (including dessert)
  • 92 servings, 21,170 calories, and 557 grams of protein

Add mashed cauliflower to this combination of floor turkey, corn, scallions and spices for a simple, low-carb, comforting meal. Picture by Leslie Bridgers

It was earlier than the pandemic after I began making this fast and easy, low-carb but nonetheless comforting model of shepherd’s pie for a simple weeknight meal. At first, I attempted to place some effort into it, making an attempt to make a gravy or chopping up garlic and onion to really feel like I used to be truly cooking. These days, nevertheless, my laziness in making this dish is simply matched by my lack of effort in getting dressed within the morning.

I used to prepare dinner (learn: microwave) the corn individually so the dish could possibly be layered in its presentation. Now, I simply dump frozen corn from the bag into the pan of floor turkey. That decreased the variety of steps, and soiled dishes, by a couple of third. I’ve changed the alliums with their powdered variations, although I’ll nonetheless throw in some scallions if I’ve them, solely as a result of I can slice them with scissors and never hassle with a reducing board. Chopped chives or parsley would additionally work, within the meat and corn combination or on high, in case you have a necessity so as to add one thing inexperienced to your dinner plate. I used to.

There are all kinds of how you could possibly customise this dish: substitute turkey with beef or lamb, add extra greens like peas and carrots, perhaps even combine in some spices to alter up the flavour profile – chili or curry powder maybe. However now I make it just about the identical each time as a result of that’s what I like about it: It requires zero thought and can’t be screwed up. Isn’t that the brand new definition of luxurious eating?


Serves 2 plus leftovers for lunch

1 tablespoon oil
1 pound floor turkey
Garlic and/or onion powder, salt and pepper to style
1 bundle of frozen mashed cauliflower
Half a 16-ounce bag of frozen corn
Two scallions, elective

Warmth oil in a pan on medium warmth. Dump within the bundle of turkey, season with desired spices and saute. In the meantime, microwave cauliflower based on bundle directions. When the turkey is sort of cooked via, add corn to the pan, slice in scallions in order for you, and proceed cooking till corn is heated via. Portion into bowls and dollop cauliflower on high. Or combine all of it collectively. No matter.

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