October 01, 2015

shepherd's pie

this is the way i prepare this comfort food recipe.  good way to use up mashed potatoes after a big, holiday meal.

ingredients and directions

1 lb ground meat--i mixed pork, beef and turkey
1 can tomato soup (with a couple tablespoons of water to rinse down the sides of the can and pour that in with it)
2 cans green beans, drained
layer of roasted garlic mashed potatoes*
shredded cheese

brown meat over stove and drain fat.  add tomato soup and mix to warm.  spread into an 8 x 8.  spread green beans, then potatoes, then cheese and bake @ 425 until bubbly and cheese starts to brown.

*roasted garlic mashed potatoes

4-5 potatoes (any variety will work, i think)
1/2 bulb roasted garlic**
1/2 teaspoon horseradish
salt to taste
butter or margarine to taste
mix of milk and buttermilk to get the right consistency

boil and mash potatoes.  add all other ingredients and whip with a mixer til fluffy.

**roasted garlic

cut the tip off a bulb of garlic without peeling off the skin.  drizzle with a little bit of olive oil.  wrap in foil, leaving a little bit of air between the top of the bulb and the seal you create when you fold the foil over.  roast @ 400 for about 40 min.  let cool.  getting it out is super obnoxious because it takes forever since you have to peel it apart clove by clove.  i suggest wearing gloves for that part or, trust me, you will regret it!