Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Rainy Day Comfort Food

Another rainy day here, hope it's sunny somewhere! With the rainy cool weather, I thought it was the perfect day for some comfort food. Who doesn't love comfort food? 

I decided to try a new recipe, well new to me, although it's a classic. The recipe I found here for Shepard's Pie, is the lightened up version I found on Pinterest. 

Nothing fancy just super simple & yummy. As you can see the steam was still rolling out! 

I have to say, I was supposed to put Paprika on top and guess what, I didn't have any! After our recent trip away at camp for the weekend, I realized I left my Paprika as well as a few other spices there! :-( 

Shepard's Pie, Lightened Up
from Gina's Weight Watcher RecipesPotatoes:

  • 1-1/2 lbs Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled, diced
  • 3/4 cup fat free chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp fat free sour cream
  • salt and pepper
  • paprika
  • 1 lb 95% lean ground beef
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced
  • 8 oz mushrooms, diced
  • 10 oz frozen mixed vegetables (carrots, corn, peas, green beans, baby lima beans)
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 cup fat free beef broth
  • 2 tsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp freshly chopped rosemary leaves
  • 1 tsp freshly chopped thyme leaves
  • salt and pepper

Boil potatoes in water until cooked and soft. Drain and mash with chicken broth, sour cream, salt and pepper.

Preheat oven to 400°.

In a large saute pan brown meat. Season with salt and pepper. When cooked, set aside on a plate. Discard any fat in the pan, add oil, onion and garlic and sauté on medium heat about 2 minutes. Add mushrooms and celery and sauté another 3-4 minutes. Add flour, salt and pepper and mix well. Add frozen vegetables, beef broth, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, rosemary, thyme, chopped meat and mix well.Simmer on low about 5-10 minutes.

Spread the meat mixture on the bottom of a 11x7 glass baking dish. Top with mashed potatoes, using a fork to scrape the top to make ridges and sprinkle with paprika. Bake20 minutes or until potatoes turn golden. Remove from oven and let it cool 10-15 minutes before serving.

 Very easy to make!

What's for dinner at your house tonight? 

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