Instead of mashed potatoes, use thinly sliced potatoes to form the gorgeous, scalloped crust. We used a mandoline for slicing, but a sharp knife will also work.

Recipe by Southern Living October 2015

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Greg Dupree; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
1 hr 10 mins
total:
2 hrs
Yield:
Makes 4 to 6 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Prepare Filling: Cook ground chuck in hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, 8 minutes or until crumbled and no longer pink. Add wine and tomato paste, and cook, stirring occasionally, 4 to 5 minutes or until wine is completely evaporated. Remove mixture from skillet, and drain. Wipe skillet clean.

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  • Melt butter in skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and carrots, and sauté 4 to 5 minutes or until slightly browned and tender. Add garlic, and cook, stirring constantly, 30 seconds. Stir in flour, and cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Stir in broth, and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium; stir in Worcestershire sauce and next 4 ingredients. Simmer 10 minutes or until thickened. Stir in peas and beef mixture. Remove from heat.

  • Prepare Crust: Preheat oven to 375°. Microwave sweet potatoes and 1/4 cup water in a microwave-safe bowl covered with plastic wrap at HIGH 5 minutes. Repeat procedure with Yukon gold potatoes.

  • Arrange about two-thirds of potato slices, edges slightly overlapping, in a lightly greased (with cooking spray) 9-inch deep-dish pie plate, covering bottom and sides. Spoon in filling. Arrange remaining potato slices,

  • edges slightly overlapping, over filling. Brush potatoes with melted butter.

  • Bake at 375° for 40 to 45 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Increase oven temperature to broil, and broil 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. Sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

  • MAKE IT AHEAD Cook ground beef mixture, and cool completely. Refrigerate mixture up to two days. Add freshly cut potatoes, and bake.