Sweet Potato, Beef and Bean Shepherd Pie

Added September 10, 2018 in


This sweet potato, bean and beef shepherd’s pie is packed with flavour and nutrients and can also be made the night before.

The sweet potato provides a boost on your vitamin intake, specially vitamins A and C, as well as fewer calories than white potatoes, more fibre and fewer total carbs. This recipe also has added protein and fibres coming from the beans.


  • 600g sweet potato, peeled and cut into small cubes
  • Small splash of milk
  • 400g of beef/lamb mince
  • 115g black beans (drained weight), drained and washed
  • 115g red kidney beans (drained weight), drained and washed
  • x1 400g can tinned tomatoes
  • 150g button mushrooms
  • 4 spring onions, sliced
  • 1 large red onion, peeled and finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • Handful fresh coriander, roughly chopped
  • Teaspoon smoked sweet paprika
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200°C.
  2. Boil the peeled sweet potatoes until tender, about 30 minutes. Drain and leave to one side.
  3. Fry the onions, garlic and a pinch of salt, in a drizzle of olive oil over a medium heat for 5 minutes, until the onion softens. Add the paprika and slices of spring onion, sauté for 2-3 minutes, ensuring they are coated in the paprika, before adding the mushrooms and mixing again.
  4. Add the mince and cook until turns brown and then put in both beans and cook for another 5 minutes.  Then add the tinned tomatoes, maple syrup, lime juice, pepper and coriander, mixing everything through.
  5. Once the sweet potatoes are soft, mash them with the milk and a pinch of salt.
  6. Spoon the mince and bean mix at the bottom of a baking tray and top with the sweet potato mash.
  7. Place in the oven to grill until it starts to crisp on the top, about 20-25 minutes.

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And don’t forget that we have a great selection including turkey burgers, beef burgers, stir fries and meatballs. All you need to do is pop them in the oven and add a few more vegetables to add to the nutritional content of the meal.


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