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Herbed Shepherd's Pie

 Herbed Shepherd's Pie
"This one-dish meal pleases the meat-and-potato lovers in my family...and they also get their veggies," writes field editor Margaret Wagner Allen of Abingdon, Virginia.
4-6 ServingsPrep: 45 min. Bake: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground turkey or beef
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  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) beef broth, divided
  • 3 to 4 bay leaves
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 pound potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2 medium onions, sliced
  • 2 celery ribs, diced
  • 1 large carrot, sliced
  • 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink;
  • drain. Stir in 1 cup broth, bay leaves, cloves, pepper and thyme.
  • Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, place potatoes in a large saucepan; cover with water.
  • Bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Cover; cook 15-20 minutes or until

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Herbed Shepherd's Pie (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • tender. Drain. Mash potatoes with milk, butter, chives and 1/2
  • teaspoon salt. Stir in cheese; keep warm.
  • Add vegetables and remaining salt to the beef mixture. Cover and
  • simmer for 10 minutes. In a small bowl, whisk flour and remaining
  • broth until smooth. Gradually stir into beef mixture. Bring to a
  • boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from
  • the heat. Discard bay leaves and cloves.
  • Transfer beef mixture to a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. Top
  • with mashed potatoes. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 10 minutes or
  • until heated through. Yield: 4-6 servings.