You may or may not be familiar with KEFIR. It is a Russian fermented milk product that has a myriad of benefits supplied by probiotics in it. Yes, kefir is nothing but a powerful stand-alone food that makes your gut a happy place for friendly-to-your-body bugs, called gut flora. Kefir populates these good for you bugs into your body, so you could have a better well-being every day. These bugs have a longer name – probiotics.
Study after study in the past decades have proved the benefits of probiotics for our immune system overall. Probiotics are an integral part of the system that reduces overall inflammation in our bodies. I grew up consuming kefir, sour kraut, kvass and many other fermented foods rich in probiotic power. Cooking with these foods was a second nature to me.
Today, I would like to offer you a fast, yet an amazingly delicious recipe that has the elements of a shepherd’s pie and a casserole in one, hence the name for this recipe.
You will be surprised at the final result, and would like to have it as your staple recipe for quick dinners and even brunch events.
Kefir Is the Key Ingredient for this Shepherd’s Pie Casserole
Easy Recipe With Ordinary Ingredients
The Dough for this Pie Casserole Should Be on the Liquid Side
The Baking Done Easy
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- 2 eggs
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 cups kefir
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 cups beef, minced
- 1 cup onions, diced
- Salt, pepper to taste
- 1 tsp turmeric
- Heat oven to 375 F (190 C)
- In a large bowl or measuring cup, combine and mix all ingredients. I like to transfer my liquid recipe mass into a cup for easier pouring over ingredients in the pan.
- In a bowl, spice the ground meat with salt, pepper and spices you like.
- Use olive oil to grease a baking pan.
- Inside the pan, layer ground turkey (or any other meat filling) on the bottom of the pan.
- Follow with a layer of thinly sliced onions. I use mandolin to truly achieve a thin layer of onions. Cover the entire turkey meat with these onions.
- Use turmeric to sprinkle over the onions. I use this spice to add anti-inflammatory benefits of this plant. Feel free to skip it, if you don’t have it on your shelf. FYI: Turmeric is almost tasteless and has very soft aroma which does not interfere with your cooking and tastebuds.
- Pour liquid ingredients over the layers of turkey and onions and places into the oven.
- Bake for about 30 minutes.
- When ready, enjoy each slice while it is warm or cooled.
- It stores well in the refrigerator in a ceramic or class container.