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Spicy Shepherd's Pie
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Alternative shepherd's pie

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type B (5 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (6 beneficials)
  • Type O (6 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
  • Entree
  • 2-3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion
  • 6-8 ounces lean minced beef
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 large turnip
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 2-3 drops Tabasco sauce [check for avoids]
  • 2 teaspoon soy sauce
  • half cup of stock
  • 1 large sweet potato
  • milk or soy milk or rice milk
  • butter or ghee
  • finely chopped parsley
How to make it:
  1. Put the olive oil into a shallow frying pan and heat gently.
  2. Peel and chop the onion and fry in the heated oil until softened.
  3. Add the minced beef and stir well in order to coat and seal the meat.
  4. Peel and crush the garlic.
  5. Peel and shred or chop the turnip and red pepper.
  6. Add the garlic, turnip and red pepper to the beef.
  7. Season the mixture with cayenne pepper, Tabasco sauce and soy sauce and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  8. Add the stock and cook for a further 5-6 minutes. Meanwhile, peel, chop and boil the sweet potato until it is softened.
  9. Mash with a potato masher adding soy milk and margarine to taste.
  10. Remove mince from heat and place in a pie dish topping the mixture with the mashed sweet potato.
  11. Garnish with parsley.
  12. Serve with a green leafy vegetable.
  13. Serves 2.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Onion (Red/Spanish/Yellow/Whit...1 ,2 B B N N N B B B
Garlic1 ,2 B N B B N B N B
Potato (Sweet)3 ,4 A N B B B B B N
Beef2 A A A A N N B B
Pepper (Sweet/Red/All Varietie...2 ,3 A N A A B N B B
Turnip4 B B N N N N B N
Parsley2 B N B B B B B B
Pepper (Cayenne/Red Flakes/Jal...  A A A A N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Beverage Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Rice Milk3 N N B B B B N N
Soy Milk3 B N N A A N N A
Milk (Cow-Whole)- A A A A B N A A

Condiment Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Tamari (wheat-free)3 B N N N N N N A

Dairy Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Butter2 A A A A N N N N
Ghee (Clarified Butter)2 N N N B N B N N

[1] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which may have a high mold count.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients which may help the body to detoxify.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

    Please Note:
    When using any recipe, always check it for avoids and make the appropriate adjustments where necessary. The Blood Type Diet Recipe Database has been recently greatly enhanced. Also, the food lists changed somewhat a couple of years ago, and all recipes in the database may not reflect those changes in terms of the blood types for which the recipes are recommended. Volunteer Blood Type Diet Forums Members are working to review and update all the recipes to take advantage of the all the new features and food lists. Please be patient with us until the process has been completed.

    Revision History:
    • Revised Oct 03, 2007 at 08:34 PM By: Don