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Southwestern Shepherd's Pie

 Southwestern Shepherd's Pie
This easy meal is hearty and colorful, with a great blend of Southwest flavors and heat! Suzette Jury - Keene, CA
14 ServingsPrep: 35 min. Bake: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cans (10 ounces each) enchilada sauce
  • 2 tablespoons King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons chopped chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2-1/2 cups water
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups mashed potato flakes
  • 2 cans (4 ounces each) chopped green chilies, undrained
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend, divided
  • 2 cans (11 ounces each) Mexicorn, drained
  • 2/3 cup chopped green onions
  • Paprika

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is
  • no longer pink; drain. Add the enchilada sauce, flour, chipotle
  • peppers, cumin and oregano; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer,
  • uncovered, for 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine the water, milk, butter and

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Southwestern Shepherd's Pie (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • salt; bring to a boil. Remove from the heat. Stir in potato flakes
  • until combined. Add chilies and 1/2 cup cheese.
  • Transfer meat mixture to two greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dishes.
  • Layer with corn, mashed potato mixture and remaining cheese.
  • Sprinkle with green onions. Cover and freeze one casserole for up to
  • 3 months.
  • Cover and bake the remaining casserole at 375° for 20 minutes.
  • Uncover and bake 5-10 minutes longer or until bubbly. Sprinkle with
  • paprika.
  • To use frozen casserole: Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Remove
  • from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking.
  • Cover and bake at 375° for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake 15-20
  • minutes longer or until bubbly. Sprinkle with paprika. Yield: 2
  • casseroles (7 servings each).
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 399 calories, 20 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 77 mg cholesterol, 973 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 26 g protein.