There are a multitude of ways to make pastel de papa. This particular recipe is Zone friendly.
“(It’s) kind of like a shepherd’s pie with sweet potatoes,” explains chef Nick Massie. “If I had one meal to choose as far as (a) make-ahead meal, this would be it.”
The ingredients include ground beef, hard-boiled eggs, raisins, crushed tomatoes, minced garlic, sliced green olives, Italian seasoning, sweet-potato purée, onion and olive oil.
He begins with olive oil in a cast-iron pot, adding garlic to brown before throwing in onions, salt and pepper. Next, it’s time to add beef seasoned with salt and pepper, and he breaks up the meat as it cooks.
When the beef is cooked about medium well, he tosses in the Italian seasoning, continuing to break up the meat. The tomatoes, raisins and green olives follow. Eggs are the last addition.
“Fold ’em gently. Don’t really want to be mixin’ it a ton after those go in,” says Massie, who runs PaleoNick.com.
To download the recipe for pastel de papa, click here.
Video by Marston Sawyers, Nick Massie and Julian Marquez.
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Additional reading: Additional audio: CrossFit Radio Episode 218 by Justin Judkins, published April 4, 2012.