Ready, Set, Cook! Special Edition Contest Entry: This is my take on a shepherds pie. I wanted a dish that included potatoes, but I also wanted succotash. So, I came up with this recipe, which included my favorite ingredients.
In a large pot over medium-low heat stir in heavy whipping cream milk, butter and remaining salt and black pepper, stir, then add Simply Mashed Potatoes, stir to combine until it thickens, about 7-10 minutes, turn off heat and set aside.
Cook the beacon in a medium size skillet over medium heat until its crispy and golden brown, remove and set aside on a paper towel. In the same skillet with the beacon fat, add onions, bell pepper, carrots, celery and garlic, stir and cook for 3 minutes, then add ground beef, 1 tablespoon salt and black pepper and cumin, continue to stir and break down the meat and cook 6-7 minutes. Drain off fat from the meat by using a strainer, then place the ground beef mixture back into a larger skillet or pot, add the beacon, crush tomatoes, stir in chicken broth, white wine vinegar, corn, lima beans, and okra, lower heat, cover with lid and cook an additional 15-20 minutes. Turn off heat, and then stir in the parsley, then evenly spread the parmesan cheese on top, Pour the mashed potatoes over the beef mixture, then layer with cheese slices and bake in the oven for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with paprika.