>> Friday, February 4, 2011
My Mother-in-Law makes the BEST shepherds pie. I mean, IT IS SO GOOD you will want to eat the entire casserole dish. I've made it a few times, but since I don't like ground beef I used ground turkey. I think what made her so good was the grease from the ground beef and the bbq sauce base.
Her recipe is simple:
1 pound ground beef
1 cup Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ Sauce
1 tbsp yellow mustard
Frozen peas, corn & carrots
Garlic mashed potatoes (no idea....just add garlic to mashed potatoes, I guess)
Brown the beef, then add bbq sauce and mustard, then frozen vegetables.
Make mashed potatoes.
Layer the beef mixture, then the potatoes, bake at 350 for 30 min.
YUM. But not healthy.
Here's my healthy, figure-friendly version:
1 pkg Jennie-O LEAN ground turkey (That's the best brand, in my opinion)
1/2 pkg Lawrey's Beef Marinade
1 tbsp bbq sauce
1 squirt of mustard
4 splashes Worcestershire sauce
2 cups frozen vegetables (peas, corn, etc- whatever you like)
Brown meat, then add all ingredients, adding more of whatever you like. Salt & Pepper if you want, but I never do,
1 large package frozen cauliflower
1 can of fat free chicken broth, plus a can of water (in the broth can)
1/2 cup parm cheese
1/3 cup fat free cheddar shredded cheese
1/4 cup milk
1 tbsp of plain fat free yogurt or fat free sour cream, whatever you have
salt & pepper to taste
Boil cauliflower for 10 minutes or until very soft, drain. Add the other ingredients. Mix together, then mash. Can also be put in blender or food processor to desired consistency.
Put meat mixture in dish, put cauliflower mash on top, bake 350 for 30 minutes.