Friday, February 17, 2012

Shepherd's Pie

This is a really easy dinner recipe that includes your lean protein, veggies and some carbs all in one dish.  It tastes good reheated too, so its great for lunch or dinner the next day!

1 box instant mashed potatoes (you need about 4 cups)
1 pound lean ground beef
2 tablespoons corn starch
3/4 cup fat free, low sodium beef broth
2 tablespoons ketchup
12-16 oz bag of frozen mixed vegetables
paprika (optional)

Prepare mashed potatoes according to directions on box.  I used light butter and skim milk to lessen the fat content. 

Meanwhile, brown ground beef until no longer pink.

Drain off any fat.  Add corn starch and cook for about 1 minute longer.  Add beef broth, ketchup and mixed vegetables.

Cook for about 5 or so minutes - until veggies begin to soften.  I put them in straight out of the freezer, but thawed would work too.  Pour meat mixture into a 9x13 casserole dish.

Spread mashed potatoes on top.  Add a few dashes of paprika to the top for some extra color - optional.

Bake for about 20 minutes at 350 degrees - just long enough to warm everything.


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