Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie w/ Curry Spiced Pecans

Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie w/ Curry Spiced Pecans

Not your ordinary Shepherd’s Pie

It’s sweet potato time in our house. We harvested our sweet potatoes a couple of weeks ago; they are cured and ready to eat. This year our crop was very generous and it’s time to start making all of our sweet potato favorites.

This inspiration for this dish was from a southern favorite: sweet potato pie. I wanted to make a savory version with a kick. As if the cooking and gardening stars were aligned this week, my wish was answered. A new friend of mine, Gwen of Hillari Moon Spices, challenged me to make as many dishes as possible with her curry spice blend. After testing a few of Gwen’s curry recipes, I was ready to take the curry challenge.

Unlike most Shepherd’s Pie, my recipe has a pie crust. I wanted it to look like a Sweet Potato Pie. I used ground beef seasoned with onions, salt, and curry along with garden fresh green beans and corn. I topped  it off with whipped sweet potatoes and spicy curried pecans.

Notes:

Use whatever pie crust recipe you want. You will need a 9 inch crust . Psst…it’s ok if it’s store bought…I won’t tell 😉

I used spices provided by Hillari Moon. You can use what ever spices you want. I love Hillari Moon spices. I was a customer before I accepted this challenge. It’s a great product and reasonably priced. If you live in the Atlanta area, Hillari Moon spices are available at Whole Foods. You can also purchase them online.

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