I've never had trouble with this recipe - but I always make it with left-overs. I make the pot roast and mashed potatoes one night for dinner and make the shepherd's pie with left-overs and within a week. And Bess is right, use the pans juices from the roast. My family loves it.
Cozy Shepherd's Pie
Make this Shepherd's Pie ahead of time, and freeze after assembling. Thaw in refrigerator overnight and bake as directed.
Yield: 8 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)
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Amount per serving
- Calories: 228
- Calories from fat: 26%
- Fat: 6.6g
- Saturated fat: 2.4g
- Monounsaturated fat: 2.6g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 0.6g
- Protein: 18.5g
- Carbohydrate: 24.5g
- Fiber: 3.1g
- Cholesterol: 45mg
- Iron: 3.1mg
- Sodium: 330mg
- Calcium: 50mg
- Potato topping:
- 2 pounds peeled baking potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces (about 4 cups)
- 1/2 cup low-fat sour cream
- 1/4 cup 1% low-fat milk
- 2 teaspoons chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried rubbed sage
- 1 teaspoon butter or stick margarine
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 2 cups diced carrot
- 6 cups quartered mushrooms (about 1 1/2 pounds)
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried rubbed sage
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 1/4 cups Americana Pot Roast broth or low-salt beef broth
- 1/2 cup dry red wine
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 3 cups diced Americana Pot Roast or cooked roast beef (about 12 ounces)
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- To prepare potato topping, place potatoes in a saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil; cook 20 minutes or until very tender. Drain. Place potatoes, sour cream, and next 5 ingredients (sour cream through pepper) in a large bowl, and beat at medium speed of a mixer until smooth. Keep warm.
- Preheat oven to 375°.
- To prepare filling, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add carrot; sauté 7 minutes. Add mushrooms; sauté 5 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon sage and garlic; sauté 2 minutes. Sprinkle with flour; cook 2 minutes, stirring until well-blended. Add broth and wine; bring to a boil. Stir in tomato paste and vinegar. Add pot roast; cook 2 minutes. Spoon meat mixture into a 2-quart casserole.
- Spread potato topping over meat mixture; sprinkle with paprika. Bake at 375° for 45 minutes or until golden brown.
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