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Recipe: southwestern shepherds pie

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southwestern shepherds pie


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 1/2 pound Yukon gold potatores, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (14 oz) black beans, ddrained and rinsed
  • 1 can (14 1/2 oz) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 1/2 cup corn kernels (thawed if frozen)
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Place potatoes in a large saucepan and add enough water to cover. Cover pan and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are just tender, about 15 minutes. Drain, return to the pot and add milk, butter, cilantro, 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1/2 tsp. pepper. Mash until smooth. Set aside.

3. In a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, saute beef, onion and garlic 8 to 10 minutes, or until beef is no longer pink and onions are tender. Add beans, tomatoes and remaining salt and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 5 to 7 minutes to blend flavors.

4. In ovenproof 11x7-inch baking dish, spread meat mixture. Spread corn evenly over meat; repeat with mashed potatoes. Sprinkle with cheese.

5. Bake in preheated oven 20 minutes or until top is golden.

Cooks Tip: Yukon gold potatoes add extra flavor, but the butter and cilantro will enhance even instant mashed potatoes.

Nutrition Info per serving: 358 calories; 13 g fat (7 g saturated fat; 4 g monounsaturated fat); 68 mg cholesterol; 948 mg sodium; 38 g carbohydrate; 5 g fiber; 24 g protein; 0.6 mg vitamin B6; 1.7 mcg vitamin B12; 34.7 mg iron; 5.1 mg zinc.