De-constructed Shepard’s Pie
The hubby and I have always liked Shepard’s pie and thought to ourselves that we could probably make it instead of buying it. I know that there are many recipes out there that have been perfected, but instead of looking one up I made this one up with my tastes and stomach limitations in mind. I can’t do a lot of tomato sauce or cheese so this doesn’t have any in it. I like this recipe because it’s quick, easy, and you can customize it really easily.
The first time I made this I used ground turkey. Tonight I used ground meatloaf mix, which I think is a combination of beef, pork, and veal. I bet you could also use ground chicken or whatever you want. Brown the meat in the pot and then add whatever veggies you want. My husband is picky with vegetables so we just used carrots (from a can the first time and frozen the next). However, you could add corn, peas, or whatever you like. Once everything is cooked season it with garlic powder, onion powder, italian seasoning, and Worcestershire sauce. Use as much as you like so it tastes and smells good. You can add or take away any seasoning you want. Then for the topping I have been using packages of instant mashed potatoes. There are a variety of flavors out there, but I think I used the red potato one. I followed the directions and made it in the microwave and then plopped the potatoes on top of the meat and veggies on a plate. Very yummy and filling. Feel free to add or take away any ingredients and replace them with what you like!
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