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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Shepherd Pie

As a kid, Shepherd Pie was one of my favorite comfort foods. Since it is a really rainy and tornado warning day I decided to make this. You can use hamburger meat instead of turkey.
1 and 1/4 pounds of ground turkey meat (I used the one with about 8 grams of fat for 4 oz)
1 onion chopped
1 Tab Worcestershire sauce
1 and 1/2 tsp minced garlic (fresh)
ground black pepper
2 Tab of red bell pepper (or more)
1 cup of frozen peas
1/3 cup water
1-2 tsp of cornstarch
1 small jar of mushrooms
1 can white corn, drained (or you could use small chopped carrots)
2 -3 Tab. butter
2 Tab Parmesan cheese
6-8 small to medium potatoes
fresh chives
milk for the mashed potatoes
Brown the turkey, onion , garlic, red bell pepper, with the Worcestershire sauce and fresh ground black pepper. When done, drain off the water/fat. Add the peas and mushrooms--cooking until warmed through. Add the 1/3 cup of fresh water and sprinkle the cornstarch over the meat--mix thoroughly.
While turkey stuff is cooking, cook the potatoes. When done, mash the potatoes using milk, salt,
pepper, Parmesan cheese, chives , and butter.
In a casserole dish place the meat combo first. Then on top of this place the drained corn. After this spread the mashed potatoes over all. Using a fork make groves in the potato topping--or you can dollop it---it makes it brown nicely. Bake at 350 for 30 to 45 minutes or until nicely browned and piping hot.
Ps--cheddar cheese sprinkled on top or mixed in the potatoes is always good too.


Betty said...

Sounds good, Kim.

Suzanne said...

We both must be thinking alike. I also made a Shepard Pie (with Ground Round.) DELISH!!!

Barbara Jacksier said...

What is it about rainy days that makes me want to make meat pies? It's been pouring her since yesterday, first time it's rained in a month, a suddenly my "eat lighter" philosophy has gone right out the window-- and the mashed taters are already done and have gone right in the fridge!