Bacon Pot Roast

December 14, 2016Rachel
What’s better than a warm and tender pot roast? A pot roast with bacon. 
 A pot roast with bacon made in under an hour! 
Have I told you about the instant pot? It’s the best. I’ve been on a bit of an Instant Pot kick lately. Hope you don’t mind! 
The addition of bacon actually began because the chuck roast I bought was a little small. It threw my veggie to meat ratio out of wack. I just wanted to add some more protein to the meal and bacon was what I had on hand. I’m glad I did because I will never go back to baconless pot roast again! 

Grass-Fed Beef Shepherds Pie (Paleo, Gluten-free)
Serves 6
Grass-fed beef shepherds pie is a warm and cozy dish to make for your family's dinner. Beef and vegetables are topped with simple mashed potatoes and baked in the oven for a comforting meal that everyone can enjoy.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
50 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
50 min
426 calories
37 g
67 g
23 g
19 g
14 g
332 g
958 g
5 g
1 g
7 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 426
Calories from Fat 206
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g
Saturated Fat 14g
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 67mg
Sodium 958mg
Total Carbohydrates 37g
Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugars 5g
Protein 19g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 2 lbs russet potatoes, washed and cut into quarters
  2. 1/2 cup coconut milk
  3. 4 tablespoons grass fed butter
  4. 1 teaspoon salt
  5. 1 tablespoon cooking fat (coconut oil, avocado oil, or ghee)
  6. 1/2 onion, diced
  7. 1 lb grass fed ground beef
  8. 1 cup shredded carrots
  9. 1 cup frozen peas
  10. 1 1/2 cup frozen cut green beans
  11. 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  12. 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  13. 1 teaspoon salt
  14. 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 400°f
  2. Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes: Place the steamer insert into the Insant Pot. Place potatoes on top of steamer insert an pour in 1 cup of water. Steam on high for 10 minutes. Use a quick release when finished.
  3. Pour out the water and remove the steamer insert. Add the coconut milk, butter, and salt. Mash until smooth. Set aside.
  4. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the cooking fat then sauté the onion until soft, about 5 minutes.
  5. Add the ground beef and brown until no longer pink. Break up the meat with a wooden spoon until it is evenly crumbled.
  6. Add the carrots, frozen peas and green beans and cook until warmed through.
  7. Stir in the tomato paste, tomato sauce, salt and pepper.
  8. In a baking dish, layer the ground beef mixture into an even layer at the bottom. Add dollops of the mashed potatoes on top and smooth out the top with a spatula. Use a fork to create lines on top of the mashed potatoes.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes then broil on high for 3-5 minutes until potatoes turn golden brown.
  1. To make mashed potatoes without an Instant Pot: Boil quartered potatoes until tender. Mix with coconut milk, butter, and salt. Mash until smooth.
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