Thursday, August 14, 2008

Taco flavored Shepherds Pie




Shepherds Pie
1 lb ground beef
1 taco seasoning packet
1 can golden sweet corn-drained
instant mashed potatoes (I used the recipe on the box to serve 6-7)
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese-divided

Start boiling the needed ingredients for the mashed potatoes. In a round skillet (mine is a 10") cook the ground beef and add taco seasoning packet according to packet directions. Immediately layer the corn over the top of the meat. Sprinkle 1/4 cup cheese over corn. Finish up the mashed potatoes and spread over the meat, corn, and cheese mixture. Sprinkle 1/4 cup cheese over mashed potatoes. Serve.

MADE HEALTHIER
I just made this for dinner tonight for my family, but I revamped my corner of the meal.  I did not add any of the corn or vegetables and made a "Cauliflower mashed potato" for the top.

1lb ground beef
2TB Mc Cormick 30% less sodium Taco Seasoning
1/2 cup water
Prepared "Cauliflower mashed potatoes" (see recipe below)
1 can corn, or peas, or green beans DRAINED.....whichever you prefer.
grated cheese (optional)

Cook the ground beef.  Drain all the fat.  Add the taco seasoning and 1/2 cup water.  Cook until it has thickened up.  At this point, if you are doing vegetables, you would pour your can of drained vegetables over the top of the meat.  Now take your "cauliflower potatoes" and spread them evenly over top.  Optional: You can sprinkle some grated cheese over top.

Cauliflower Potatoes - 1 serving.  If you are going to make this for over the entire shepherds pie, you would probably do this recipe x 4.
1 1/2 cups cooked cauliflower
2 light laughing cow cheese wedges (I used one garlic and herb and one swiss)
dash of salt and pepper

Combine all ingredients in a food processor or magic bullet or blender.  Mix until creamy.

3 comments:

Kathryn said...

This one reminds me of your mom! It's good with mixed vegetables too.

Janis said...

This is totally from my Mom.

Okay so, we are moving in 2 weeks, so please forgive me all if I do not post as much as others or at all! I am going to post for our family BBQ tonight and leave the potato salad recipe, but after that it will be a few weeks most likely.

Thank you to all of you who will help make this site fun and helpful. You are the best.

frank said...

I love the taco seasoning

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