Market Eats – BBQ Pork Sheperd’s Pie

This weekend’s cooler weather has us craving some comfort food. A hearty take on a Shepherd’s Pie sounds like it will hit the spot. Bonus: it is super easy to put together and you can find most of the ingredients at the market on Saturday!

BBQ Pork Shepherd’s Pie –  Adapted from Eat This

Ingredients:

  • 3 medium sweet potatoes – about 12 ounces
  • 2 Tbsp ghee
  • ¼ c milk
  • ½ tsp salt, divided
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika, plus additional for garnish
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • ½ c thinly sliced celery
  • ½ c chopped onion
  • ½ c chopped green peppers
  • 2 c chopped kale
  • ¾ c BBQ sauce
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • Chopped fresh parsley

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 °F. Pierce the sweet potatoes with a fork in 5 to 6 places. Place on a microwavable plate and cook on high 5 to 8 minutes or until tender, rotating halfway through cook time; set aside to cool slightly. When cool enough to handle, peel and place in a mixing bowl. Mash with ghee, milk, 1⁄4 teaspoon salt, and smoked paprika until creamy.
  2. Meanwhile, cook pork, celery, onion and sweet peppers in a skillet over medium heat until meat is browned and vegetables are tender. Drain fat. Add kale, barbecue sauce, cumin, and remaining 1⁄4 teaspoon salt to skillet. Cook 1 to 2 minutes or until heated through. Transfer mixture to a 1 1⁄2-quart casserole or baking dish.
  3. Spread sweet potato mixture over the pork mixture. Bake, uncovered, 10 minutes or until heated through and sweet potatoes are slightly browned.
  4. Sprinkle with additional smoked paprika and chopped parsley.

Market Shopping List:

Sweet Potatoes

Milk

Ground Pork

Celery

Onion

Green Peppers

Kale

BBQ Sauce – Taste NY

Parsley

Photo Cred: Eat This