Thursday, February 16, 2012

New Shepard's Pie

Shepard's Pie is one of my favorite recipes ever! It uses up leftovers and is so tasty. I made it a bit differently this time by using cut potatoes instead of mashed. I also used ground turkey instead of beef. I am trying to be healthier ...

  • 4-5 yukon gold potatoes - sliced thin
  • 1lb ground turkey
  • As many peas as you like
  • 1 big carrot - shredded (this was actually really good!)
  • 1 cup chicken broth - fresh or buillion
  • Roux (flour with water - for thickening)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • butter

First boil the potatoes until they are done; but don't let them cook until they fall apart.While doing this cook the ground turkey in a pan and drain the extra grease.

Once the meat is done add the chicken broth and heat until simmering. Add a bit of the roux at a time until it becomes the desired thickness. Also add any seasonings you want at this point. Pour all this into the dish. Add peas and shredded carrots. Layer the potatoes on top. Add butter (not required) on top :)

Use a fairly shallow, flat dish so you do not have to layer the potatoes too much. To get a good browning on the potatoes they need to be on the top.

Since everything is cooked you pretty much need a good browning. I cooked it at 375 until it was brown on top. I think it was about 20 minutes. When I cook I guesstimate so please excuse my vagueness.

Yum! It turned out so good!

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