Sunday, September 25, 2011

Salad & Shepherd's Pie (minus the lamb)

This simple salad and extremely easy rendition of Shepherd's Pie can be a quick fix for busy evenings!

Salad Ingredients:
Romaine Lettuce
Cherry Tomatoes
Red Onion

Chop and combine all ingredients in a bowl and serve! :)

Shepherd's Pie Ingredients:
1 lb 93% lean ground beef
1 1/2 cups frozen baby vegetable mix (such as Birds Eye)
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano, undrained
1 (8-ounce) can no-salt-added tomato sauce
2 cups country-style refrigerated mashed potatoes
Cooking spray
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Preheat broiler. Cook beef in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until browned, stirring to crumble. Add vegetable mix, tomatoes, and tomato sauce. Cook 5 minutes or until mixture is slightly thick and thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally. While beef mixture cooks, place potatoes in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover with plastic wrap; vent. Microwave at HIGH 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Spoon mixture evenly into each of 4 (8-ounce) broiler-safe ramekins coated with cooking spray. Top evenly with potatoes; sprinkle with pepper. Place ramekins on a baking sheet. Broil 2-3 minutes or until potatoes are golden. Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 pie.)

Calories: 305; Fat 10.7g (sat 5.6g), Protein 20.6g, Sodium 490mg

This recipe was taken from my favorite cookbook at the moment: Cooking Light: fresh food superfast.

Just a side note: this recipe was the first time I've ever used the broiler setting on my oven! Please be sure that the dishes you use in the oven are safe to broil! :)

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