Thursday, May 20, 2010

This one's for Jenn...

Jenn over at "My Kids are my World" encouraged me to share the recipe for my Shepherd's Pie. I was never a huge fan of Shepherd's Pie while I was growing up but I found this recipe for it in a Weight Watcher's magazine and I have to tell you, I LOVE it!!

Okay so here it is:
1 pound of lean ground beef (93 or 95% fat free)
1 bag (12-16 oz) of frozen mixed veggies (corn, peas, carrots, green beans)
1 can (14 oz) of diced tomatoes w/garlic, oregano and basil
1 can (6-8 oz) of salt-free tomato sauce
1 package of ready made mashed potatoes (Like Simply Potatoes)

Optional items: 1 tsp. minced garlic and 1/2 cup of chopped onions

This is so quick, it's crazy! You brown the ground beef, add the veggies and the tomatoes and tomato sauce. Simmer and place in to 4 ceramic Ramekins that you have lightly sprayed with cooking spray. Prepare/heat the mashed potatoes per package instructions and place in 1/2 cup servings on top of the beef mixture in the Ramekin and smooth out to look like a pie crust. Place the four bowls on a baking sheet and place under the broiler until the potatoes turn slightly browned.

Very yummy! Enjoy!!


jenn said...

Thank you! That does sound super easy. I am going to try this next week.

One question...I don't have ramekins...can I put it in one big dish?

Russ said...

That sounds good. My wife makes one like that. They call it a green bean casserole. Very delicious indeed.Now I make a French style Shepherds pie. It is made with cream corn and not placed in the oven.