Thursday, December 8, 2011

Shepard's Pie

Shepard's Pie is a warming comfort food for the winter that is easy and delicious.
Ingredients for the Mashed Potato Topping:
4-5 Russet potatoes
2 Eggs
2 tbsp Smart Balance
1/4 cup chicken broth
Boil potatoes until soft enough to mash, add all ingredients and mash until desired consistency.
Ingredients for Filling:
1 lb. ground beef
2 carrots peeled and diced
1 medium onion diced
1 cup frozen peas
2 tbsp tomato sauce
1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp rosemary
1 tbsp thyme
1 cup beef broth
2 tbsp garlic
2 tbsp oil
1. Brown beef in large skillet. About 10-12 mins. Set aside on plate and disgard any fat from the pan.
2. Add oil to the same skillet and add onions, garlic, and carrots and cook on medium to high heat until soft. Add the beef and remaing ingredients and let simmer for 10-12 mins while occasionally stirring.
3. Transfer to 11x8 glass cookware. Top with cheddar cheese (a Safe cheese).
4. Add the mashed potato to the top and sprinkle with paprika if desired.
5. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

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