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Two-Potato Shepherd's Pie

 Two-Potato Shepherd's Pie
Shepherd's Pie has another name, Cottage Pie, and mashed potatoes have another alternative - sweet potatoes. Whatever you call it, there's enough in the recipe to bake one casserole and freeze the other for up to 3 months. Did we mention Cumberland Pie is a cousin, but with bread crumbs on top? —Marcie Brooks-Smith, Fort Collins, Colorado
8 ServingsPrep: 35 min. Bake: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 5 large potatoes and/or sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 pound ground beef
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  • 1/2 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1/2 pound medium fresh mushrooms, quartered
  • 2 large carrots, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar

Directions

  • Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a
  • boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until tender.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the beef, sausage, mushrooms,

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Two-Potato Shepherd's Pie (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • carrots, celery, onion and garlic over medium heat until meat is no
  • longer pink and the vegetables are tender; drain.
  • Stir orange juice, orange peel, nutmeg, Worcestershire sauce and 1/4
  • teaspoon each salt and pepper into skillet. Bring to a boil; cook
  • until liquid is evaporated.
  • Preheat oven to 350°. Transfer meat mixture to two greased
  • 8-in.-square baking dishes.
  • Drain potatoes and place in a large bowl. Add mustard, brown sugar,
  • vinegar and remaining salt and pepper; mash until smooth. Spread
  • over meat mixture.
  • Bake, uncovered, 30-35 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 2
  • casseroles (4 servings each).
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 410 calories, 13 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 53 mg cholesterol, 573 mg sodium, 54 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 19 g protein.