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.