Chipotle-Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie

Smoky, spicy chipotle chiles and adobo sauce cut the sweetness of the sweet potato topping. If you prefer, you can use Yukon gold potatoes or regular baking potatoes instead.

Yield: 8 servings
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 408
  • Calories from fat: 29%
  • Fat: 13.2g
  • Saturated fat: 5.2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 5.6g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.7g
  • Protein: 28.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 43.4g
  • Fiber: 6.3g
  • Cholesterol: 84mg
  • Iron: 3.7mg
  • Sodium: 480mg
  • Calcium: 105mg

Ingredients

  • Topping:
  • 1 (7-ounce) can chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
  • 2 1/4 pounds peeled sweet potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup 2% reduced-fat milk
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • Filling:
  • 2 pounds ground sirloin
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped carrot
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup frozen green peas, thawed
  • 1/2 cup crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 tablespoons steak sauce (such as A-1)
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. To prepare topping, remove 1 chile and 2 teaspoons sauce from can; reserve remaining chiles and sauce for another use. Coarsely chop 1 chile.
  3. Place potatoes in a saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil; cook 15 minutes or until very tender. Drain. Place potatoes, chopped chile, 2 teaspoons adobo sauce, milk, salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl. Beat with a mixer at medium speed until smooth.
  4. To prepare filling, cook beef in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until browned, stirring to crumble. Remove from pan; drain.
  5. Heat pan coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrot, and garlic; sauté 8 minutes or until tender. Return beef to pan; stir in peas and remaining ingredients. Cook 2 minutes.
  6. Spoon beef mixture into a 3-quart casserole; top with sweet potato mixture, spreading evenly. Bake at 400° for 30 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
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