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Greek Shepherd's Pie

 Greek Shepherd's Pie
It's hard to resist a big scoop of this comforting casserole with its fluffy mashed potato topping. Eggplant, lamb and ground turkey complement each other nicely in the stick-to-your-ribs filling. —Sharon Ann McCray San Francisco, California
6 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + standing Bake: 35 min. + standing


  • 5-1/2 cups cubed eggplant (about 1 large)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • 1/2 pound ground turkey
  • 1 jar (26 ounces) meatless spaghetti sauce
  • 2 tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled feta cheese


  • Place eggplant in a colander over a plate; sprinkle with salt and
  • toss. Let stand for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water.
  • Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or
  • until tender. Drain. Mash potatoes with sour cream and butter; set
  • aside.

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Greek Shepherd's Pie (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Rinse eggplant and drain well. Sprinkle with flour and toss to coat.
  • In a skillet, cook eggplant in oil over medium heat until browned
  • and oil is absorbed. Transfer to a greased 3-qt. baking dish.
  • In the same skillet, cook lamb and turkey over medium heat until no
  • longer pink; drain. Stir in the spaghetti sauce, onion, parsley and
  • seasonings. Cook until heated through, about 5 minutes. Pour over
  • eggplant; sprinkle with feta cheese. Spread mashed potatoes over the
  • top.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35-45 minutes or until top begins to
  • brown. Let stand for 10-15 minutes before serving. Yield: 6
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 736 calories, 39 g fat (16 g saturated fat), 119 mg cholesterol, 1,302 mg sodium, 65 g carbohydrate, 9 g fiber, 31 g protein.
Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.