I made this up as a compilation of the hundreds of shepherd's pie recipes that I have, and tried to make it a little healthier. You can use leftover mashed potatoes, slightly heated. I suppose you could also use instant, though I personally don't like those for anything. The mashed potato technique that I describe is just a very basic one, so if you have one that you like better, then feel free to do so!
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- 1 lb 90% lean ground beef or 1 lb turkey
- 1 can dark kidney bean, rinsed and drained
- 2 cups frozen vegetables, of choice
- 1 can stewed tomatoes
- 1 can tomato soup
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1/2 cup chopped carrot
- 2 cloves crushed garlic
- 1/4 teaspoon basil or 1/4 teaspoon italian seasoning
- 1 dash cayenne pepper
- Tabasco sauce (to taste)
- 1 -2 tablespoon chili powder, to taste
- 1/4 cup low-fat cheddar cheese or 1/4 cup fat-free cheddar cheese
- 4 small potatoes
- 1Peel and dice potatoes in to 1" cubes, boil until fork tender, about 10 minutes.
- 2Drain and add about 3 tablespoons milk and 1 tablespoon butter.
- 3Mash by hand or with hand held mixer.
- 4If not creamy enough, add a little more milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, until to desired consistency.
- 5Set aside.
- 6Brown meat with garlic, onion, carrots, and basil.
- 7Add tomato soup, stewed tomatoes, beans, frozen veggies, and remaining seasonings; bring to a boil.
- 8Pour into a large 8x10 casserole and spread mashed potatoes on top.
- 9Sprinkle with cheddar cheese.
- 10Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes or until browned, bubbly and heated through.
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Nutritional Facts for Reduced Fat Shepherd's Pie
Serving Size: 1 (405 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 531.3
- Calories from Fat 123
- Total Fat 13.7 g
- Saturated Fat 5.4 g
- Cholesterol 75.1 mg
- Sodium 1237.1 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 68.6 g
- Dietary Fiber 11.4 g
- Sugars 17.6 g
- Protein 36.0 g
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