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
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.