I chose to make Shepherd's Pie. I had some in New York when we were there last year at an Irish Pub. It was delicious! Mine turned out a bit different, but still very tasty!
Sidenote: I accidentally had 2 recipes for Shepherd's Pie open on my computer and there was a bit of confusion both when making my shopping list and when getting started. There was a near-meltdown and we ended up with an extra can of fire-roasted tomatoes, but worse things have happened.
Here's how to make it:
2 large potatoes, cut into 2-inch pieces (I didn't peel mine, but you could)
1/4 cup nonfat sour cream
1 tablespoon reduced-calorie margarine
1/8 teaspoon table salt
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 cup onion (chopped)
2 medium carrots (diced)
2 medium celery ribs, diced
1 lb uncooked ground turkey breast (or morningstar farms recipe crumbles)
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon table salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 cups canned chicken broth or 2 cups beef broth (or vegetable for vegan)
|Please ignore the Balsamic Vinegar. That was leftover from the aforementioned confusion...|
1. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
2. Place potatoes in a large saucepan and pour in enough water to cover potatoes. Set pan over high heat and bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium and simmer 10 minutes, until potatoes are fork-tender.
3. Drain potatoes, transfer to a large bowl and add sour cream and margarine; mash until smooth, season to taste with salt and set aside.
|The paddle attachment on the stand mixer makes mashed potatoes EASY!|
4. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
5. Add onion, carrots and celery; cook until soft, about 3 minutes.
6. Add turkey and cook until browned, breaking up the meat as it cooks, about 5 minutes.
7. Add flour, rosemary, thyme, salt and pepper; stir to coat.
8. Add broth and bring to a simmer; simmer until mixture thickens, about 3 minutes.
9. Transfer turkey mixture to a 9-inch, deep-dish pie plate. Spread mashed potatoes over top and using the back of a spoon, make decorative swirls over the top.
10. Bake until potatoes are golden, about 30 minutes.
|If I had to do it again, I'd add more potatoes and bake it for 10-15 min longer!|
11. Slice into 6 pieces and serve.