Sunday, February 7, 2010

Shepard's Pie - Two Recipes

One of our family's favorite meals that is both inexpensive and quick to prepare is Shepard's Pie. We had it for dinner on Friday and I have to say it is one of those meals I can keep eating after I am full. The basic recipe calls for ground beef, but we also created a lighter version to trim calories and fat for those who are watching their weight. It is yummy too. Here are the two recipes.

Shepard's Pie [Traditional]
1 lb ground beef - browned and drained
1 jar beef gravy
1 can baby peas - drained [or you can use 1.5 cups frozen]
8 cups of instant mashed potatoes prepared

After browning and draining ground beef add gravy. Mix well. Gently fold in peas. Pour mixture into a casserole dish and top with prepared mashed potatoes. I usually sprinkle paprika on top for color. Place in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes until hot and bubbly.

Easy, right? The next one is just as easy, but healthier.

Shepard's Pie [The Healthier Version]
1 lb ground turkey - browned
1 jar low fat turkey gravy
1 can sweet corn - drained [or you can use 1.5 cups frozen]
8 cups instant mashed potatoes prepared [Use the healthier directions for preparing if you prefer]

Make as above.



Linda and Denny/RV Vagabonds said...

I'll email you a similar family favorite. Right now the cat is asleep on my arm and I'm typing one handed.

word: imphy. Not to imphy your recipe doesn't sound wonderful.

ellen abbott said...

We had Shepherd's Pie last week when we went to dinner at our friend's house. She used a combination of white and sweet potatoes. It was really good.