Sweet Caveman Pie

So I know you are all waiting for this recipe so I will keep it short.  First off, let me tell you, apparently I am really creative when sleep deprived after 48 hours and thats how this recipe was born.  Even the photos, I managed to use my camera with all the buttons looking blurry from exhaustion haha.  So yea enough about me whining, hoopty blah blah blah the recipe is below if you don’t feel like reading but my next sentence is important.  So when you make this recipe, if something feels like it needs to be more or less, change it.  I honestly didn’t really measure much of anything on this one and I just eyed it so adjust to your taste.  Those honestly make the best recipes though so just go with it an enjoy.  Second lesson learned, this stuff is WAY better cold.  Me and my emergency contact both agreed that the leftovers of this are amazing cold and I will be recreating this dish just to eat for cold breakfast during the week.  I hope you enjoy.

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Sweet Caveman Pie
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Serves: 8
  1. Place your peeled and cubed sweet potatoes in a pan, cover with water, and start boiling until potatoes are soft
  2. While your potatoes are boiling, heat another large, deep sauté pan or dutch oven over medium high heat
  3. Add your bacon and cook for about 6-8 minutes stirring occasionally
  4. Add in your ground bison and cook for another 5 minutes or until your bison is almost cooked through
  5. Now add in your onions and carrots and let cook stirring occasionally until your carrots start to soften
  6. Now add in your cranberries, balsamic, honey, and cinnamon and mix well and remove from the heat
  7. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit
  8. Strain your sweet potatoes and add to a bowl to start mashing
  9. Add in your butter, coconut milk, and nutmeg and mash and mix well
  10. Grease a 9x13 Inch baking dish and line the entire bottom with your bacon and bison mixture
  11. Scoop your sweet potatoes over the top and spread evenly with a spatula
  12. Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes
  13. Remove from the oven, top with your crushed pecans and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes
  14. Let cool and Enjoy

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  1. Wondering if sausage would be ok to replace the bison since I can’t get that here and not crazy about gr beef with sw taters.

  2. Hi George,

    I want to make a nice dinner tomorrow and I LOVE me some sweet potatoes. Do you think I can make this meal without the bacon? I know that might be a sin to you, but I think I’ll try it without the bacon.

  3. I made this a year ago. The family loved it – but for some idiotic reason, I never made it again. I was driving my 12 year old home after hockey this morning and I asked – what am I making for dinner tonight? (He decides what’s for dinner – I figure if I have to make it, I’m done with figuring out what to make).
    This was so memorable, he asked for it. I recognized it from his “bison, bacon, cranberries, sweet potato and pecan shepherd’s pie”. How’s that for memorable? After a YEAR – he asked for it!
    P.S. Of course it was just as awesome the second time :)

  4. I just wanted to say I made this last night and it is so yummy. Although there is WAY too much nutmeg in the sweet potatos, that it’s all that I can taste. I would either leave it out, or just put a teaspoon instead of a tablespoon in it. Other than that it was great

      1. I think the amount of nutmeg is completely incorrect. I made this for dinner tonight and we ended up going out for burgers! It was terrible!!!

        1. PJH,

          My sweet potatoes were huge, thats why I said LARGE. I also don’t mind nutmeg, it very well could be too much for individual taste buds. I apologize if you did not enjoy it as it has worked for many others

        2. Is there a typo in the cinnamon and nutmeg quantities? Is it TABLEspoons or TEAspoons, for each? It still says tablespoons on the app version… I thought that was too much and having read comments here now I’m very confused. Thanks

  5. delicious! I wanted to make it a little more savory, so I left out the craisins and honey but it was still super delicious!

  6. I had to get off my iphone and walk over to the computer to post a comment as my iphone wasn’t acting in a civilized manner.

    I just popped this beautiful dish into the oven. I don’t know if it will be around for the reason I created it: breakfasts for a week!

    I run each morning before work and am usually eating boiled eggs and a banana. Quick and easy, but boring.

    I’ve never used balsamic vinegar in anything put over a salad. It was perfect with the bison and bacon mixture. Perfect! The coconut milk in the sweet potatoes? Oh man, what a concept! Can not wait for this to bake. Thank you!

    Congrats at your Crossfit comp. Wow. Amazing.

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