Shepherd's Pie- Pâté Chinois
The Canadian Shepherd's Pie, also known as Pâté chinois in French Canadian, is part of the Canadian comfy food repertoire. It is made of mashed potatoes, corn and ground meat. This traditional Canadian dish owes its origin to the Chinese workers who, according to the oral history, made this dish while working on the railway in Quebec, Canada. The recipe was then adopted by the locals there and was later on named pâté chinois (Chinese pie) due to its history.
sweet potato
This dish is really easy to make as it requires minimum ingredients. For this recipe reno I used extra lean ground turkey instead of ground beef and Japanese sweet potatoes (purple skin- white meat) instead of the regular white potatoes. Why would I do that you ask? To reduce fat, thanks to the turkey, and to fill this dish with nutrients find in sweet potatoes.

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Canadian Shepherd's Pie 2.0
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Servings Prep Time Cook Time
4people 15minutes 20minutes
Servings Prep Time
4people 15minutes
Cook Time
20minutes
Ingredients
  • 3 whole Japanese sweet potatoes -purple skin- white meat
  • 450 g Extra lean ground turkey
  • 1 can corn (341 ml)
  • 1 can cream style corn (398 ml)
  • 1 whole red onion chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 2 tsp Montreal Steak spice
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp paprika (optional)
Servings: people
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Ingredients
  • 3 whole Japanese sweet potatoes -purple skin- white meat
  • 450 g Extra lean ground turkey
  • 1 can corn (341 ml)
  • 1 can cream style corn (398 ml)
  • 1 whole red onion chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 2 tsp Montreal Steak spice
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp paprika (optional)
Servings: people
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Instructions
  1. Peel potatoes and cut into 2 inches cubes. Boil over medium heat until soft (about 10-15 minutes). Remove water and add almond milk, salt & pepper. Mash until smooth. Set aside.
  2. While the potatoes are cooking, melt the olive oil over high heat in a large skillet. Add onions and soften for 30 seconds.
  3. Add the meat, garlic salt, Montreal Steak spice, salt & Pepper. Brown meat over medium heat until cooked (no more pink).
  4. Preheat the oven to 350°F
  5. Transfer the cooked meat into a medium oven dish (10 inches large). Add both types of corn on top of the meat, spreading it evenly. With the help of a fork, gently spread the mashed potatoes on top of the corn. Sprinkle with paprika (optional)
  6. Put the oven dish in the oven and bake for 20 minutes, until it is hot throughout.
  7. Serve immediately with a side of steamed vegetable or a salad.
Recipe Notes

*Serving Size: one person

Nutrition Facts
Canadian Shepherd's Pie 2.0
Amount Per Serving
Calories 412 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 84mg 28%
Sodium 1097mg 46%
Potassium 256mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 50g 17%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 11g
Protein 25g 50%
Vitamin A 27%
Vitamin C 32%
Calcium 4%
Iron 11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.