Shepherd's Pie

Photo: Karry Hosford
With ground sirloin, creamy mashed potatoes, and a sprinkle of cheddar cheese, your family will never know this comforting shepherd's pie is low in calories.

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 279
Caloriesfromfat 19 %
Fat 6 g
Satfat 2.2 g
Monofat 2.2 g
Polyfat 0.5 g
Protein 25.7 g
Carbohydrate 30.5 g
Fiber 8 g
Cholesterol 48 mg
Iron 2.2 mg
Sodium 699 mg
Calcium 88 mg

Ingredients

2 cups prepared mashed potatoes (such as Simply Potatoes)
3/4 pound ground sirloin
3/4 cup picante sauce
1/3 cup water
1 tablespoon ground cumin
2 teaspoons sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup (2 ounces) preshredded reduced-fat extrasharp cheddar cheese

Preparation

Prepare mashed potatoes according to package directions; keep warm.

Cook beef in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until browned, stirring to crumble. Stir in picante sauce, water, cumin, sugar, salt, and beans; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer until mixture thickens (about 5 minutes).

Remove from heat. Spoon mashed potatoes over meat mixture, and sprinkle with cheese. Cover and let stand 2 minutes or until cheese melts.

Note:

Prepared mashed potatoes are found in the refrigerated section of larger grocers. They only need a few minutes in the microwave to reheat.

Nancy Hughes,

May 2003