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)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 279
  • Calories from fat: 19%
  • Fat: 6g
  • Saturated fat: 2.2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.5g
  • Protein: 25.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 30.5g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Cholesterol: 48mg
  • Iron: 2.2mg
  • Sodium: 699mg
  • Calcium: 88mg

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

  1. Prepare mashed potatoes according to package directions; keep warm.
  2. 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).
  3. 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.

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