Author / Rachel Koo

Prep: 30 min / Total Time: 60 min / Servings: 8

Did someone say comfort food? The creamy garlic mashed potatoes layered on savoury, juicy ground beef makes for a perfectly hearty meal for the cooler months. Fun fact: a cottage pie can sometimes be confused as a shepherd’s pie, which is traditionally made with ground lamb!

Macros :

Per Serving.
Calories: 741
Protein:37 g
Carbohydrates: 33 g
Fat: 52 g



  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 2lb grass fed ground beef
  • 1 cup carrots diced
  • 1/2 cup peas
  • 1/2 cup corn
  • 1 onion – diced
  • 2 cloves garlic – minced
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme – minced
  • 1 tsp fresh rosemary – minced
  • 1 tsp fresh parsley – minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper


  • 2.5 lb yellow potatoes – peeled and cubed
  • 4 cloves garlic – peeled
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 2 tbsp ghee/butter
  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk (or milk of your choice)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper



Step 1: Preheat oven to 400

Step 2: Place potatoes and garlic cloves in a pot filled with water and salt generously. Bring water to a boil and reduce to simmer until potatoes are cooked until tender – about 12-15 minutes. Fork test – if you stick a fork in a potato it should slide right off. 

Step 3: Drain the potatoes and garlic and leave them in the pot. In a separate sauce pan – heat beef broth, ghee, coconut milk, nutritional yeast and salt/pepper. Mix until fully combined and brought to a simmer. Slowly add half of the mixture to the potatoes

Step 4: Mash potatoes until desired consistency and add the rest of the mixture to the potatoes with taste tests along the way to determine your desired taste/consistency


Step 1: Drizzle olive oil onto a pan and heat until medium-high. Add onions and cook until golden brown. Stir occasionally to avoid burning

Step 2: Add the ground beef to the pan and break it apart with a wooden spoon. While beef is browning add thyme, rosemary, parsley, salt and pepper. Cook until beef is browned and stir occasionally. About 6-8 minutes

Step 3: Create a pocket in the middle of the pan and add  garlic and tomato paste and stir to combine. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes

Step 4: Add in carrots, peas, carrots, beef broth and allow to simmer for 5 minutes. Stir occasionally


Step 1: In a cast iron skillet or baking dish, layer in the ground beef 

Step 2: Top off with the garlic mashed potatoes and smooth over the ground beef using a spoon or spatula

Step 3:  Bake for 25-30 minutes, until the mashed potatoes are golden brown

Step 4: Remove from oven and allow to sit for 15 minutes before serving hot!

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Rachel Koo

Rachel has enjoyed sport her entire life and embarked on her coaching career in 2012. Starting as a personal trainer in various gyms, she eventually found CrossFit which lead her to CrossFit Football. In 2015 Rachel completed her CrossFit Football certification which opened up many doors of opportunity within coaching. Since then she has completed Power Athlete Methodology course, earned her Block 1 and put that knowledge into action coaching collegiate level athletes. Throughout the years training, proper nutrition and lifestyle habits have been the pillars in helping her clients and athletes achieve their true potential. Rachel currently working as a performance coach applying the Power Athlete principles with all of her clients.

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