Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Shepherd's Pie

*Note: Absolutely no shepherds were hurt in the creation of this dish!

1 - 1.25 lb. ground sirloin (see >15% fat note I keep repeating!!)
1 small onion, chopped
1 c. warm beef broth (organic, or 1 c. water & good quality soup base)
fresh ground pepper

4 - 5 good size russet baking potatoes, scrubbed & cut small (Leave the peel on, you need your vitamins!)
shredded cheddar

1 bag frozen mixed vegetables

Preheat oven to 350.

I'm lazy here, see post for "Taco Potatoes" & prepare potatoes the same way.

Warm beef broth in microwave, adding sprinkle of pepper & 1/2 - 1 tsp. Thyme (to taste) when done.

Cook vegetables according to bag directions.

In large fry pan, brown ground beef, breaking up & turning often. When almost done, add onion & cook until translucent. Put meat mixture into bottom of Corningware, spreading evenly. Cover with beef broth. Drain vegetables well & layer over meat.

When potatoes are tender, pour off most of the liquid (if you are still following the Taco Potato recipe like I told you) & mash. Add a bit of milk if necessary to make a nice smooth mash. Add 1/2 - 1 c. shredded cheddar cheese & smash in well. Layer the potatoes evenly over the veggies.

Pop in the oven for 20 minutes. Clean up mess while it bakes.

Remove from oven & let stand about 5 minutes.

Serve with a crusty baguette & a nice mixed green salad.

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