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Traditional Shepherd's Pie

 Traditional Shepherd's Pie
Instead of using a pastry crust, this recipe creates a savory crust with mashed potatoes. The bacon flavor in the filling is fabulous! I think you and your family will love this pleasing pie.—Chris Eschweiler, Dallas, Texas
6-8 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground turkey or beef
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  • 3 bacon strips, diced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 can (4-1/4 ounces) chopped ripe olives, drained
  • 5-1/2 cups hot mashed potatoes (prepared without milk and butter)
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Additional butter, melted

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink;
  • drain and set aside. In the same skillet, cook bacon, onion, garlic
  • and oregano until bacon is crisp; drain. Stir in the tomato sauce,
  • olives and beef. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until heated
  • through.
  • Meanwhile, combine the mashed potatoes, eggs, butter, cilantro and
  • salt. Spread half of the potato mixture onto the bottom and up the
  • sides of a greased 9-in. pie plate. Layer with beef mixture and

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Traditional Shepherd's Pie (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • remaining potato mixture.
  • Bake at 375° for 20 minutes. Brush the pie with melted butter.
  • Bake 10 minutes longer or until top is golden brown. Yield: 6-8
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 288 calories, 13 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 100 mg cholesterol, 354 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 16 g protein.