Cincinnati Shepherd's Pie

Recipe by Cathleen Colbert

from Woman's Day. The cinnamon is typical of Cincy chili.

Top Review by shelshel0110

I used the yellow summer squash I had on hand instead of the zucchini. It turned out really great. It was easy to make and had a great flavor. I never used cinnamon in a meat dish before, so I was skeptical, but it gave it this great, interesting flavor. Loved it!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add zucchini and saute 12 minutes until lightly browned and tender crisp.
  4. Remove from heat and place in bottom of 2 quart baking dish.
  5. In same skillet, cook beef, onion and garlic, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon, 4 to 5 minutes until the,eat is no longer pink; drain off fat.
  6. Stir in tomato sauce, diced tomatoes and spices.
  7. Simmer 2 to 3 minutes.
  8. Pour meat mixture over zucchini and stir to combine.
  9. Top with 6 mounds of mashed potatoes like dumplings and sprinkle with cheese.
  10. Bake 30 minutes or until bubbly.

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