Made a healthier version which was very good - easy and made ahead! Used half sweet with regular potatoes and only 1 cup. Used ground turkey instead of beef. Didn't have picante, so used regular salsa. Omitted sugar. Added chopped cilantro. Followed rest of recipe. But after making bean/turkey mixture, I put it in a teflon coated pan and added mashed potatoes spread evenly on top, followed by cheese. I let this sit for about an hour or so until we were ready to have dinner. Then in preheated 350 degree oven, I baked it for about 30-45 minutes or until heated through and cheese was lightly browned. YUMMY! Served with a green salad.
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.
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- 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
- 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
- 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.
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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