March 31, 2014

Shepherd's Pie

Comfort foods. Everyone has them and this just happens to be one of mine. My dad used to make this for me when I lived with him during high school. It's super easy and and modifiable to your own personal tastes, but here's how I make it now.

1 lb Lean Ground Beef
1 can Corn (no salt added)
2 Pkg of Idaho Baby Reds Mashed Potatoes
2.5 cups of Shredded Hash-browns
1 - 1.5 Cups of Shredded Cheese
Non-Stick Cooking Spray
Casserole/Baking Dish

Serves: 6 at about 435 calories per serving

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2: Spray baking dish with cooking spray and sprinkle the hash-browns on the bottom.

Step 3: Bake the hash-browns for about 12 minutes. (I like to do this while I prepare the next steps.)

Step 4: Brown the ground beef. I add salt, pepper, garlic powder, and season all to give it more flavor.

Step 5: Make the mashed potatoes acceding to package directions.

Step 6: Spread a light layer of mashed potatoes on top of the hash-browns. Sometimes I add a light sprinkle of cheese to this layer.

Step 7: Layer on the ground beef and then, the corn.

Step 8: Spread the rest of the mashed potatoes on evenly.

Step 9: Layer on the Cheese! Who doesn't like cheese right?

Step 10: Bake for about 15-20 mins or until cheese is melted and edges brown just a bit.

Since I've started my new life style, I may modify this recipe to cut those calories down a bit. Perhaps I'll use ground turkey, real potatoes, and low fat cheese. Philip loves this meal because it's filling and there's always leftovers for him to have for lunch the next couple of days.

1 comment :

  1. yummy! thanks for sharing! I'll have to try this :)


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