Easy Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie
 
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This Easy Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie is whipped up ahead of time for a busy weeknight or enjoyed for a nice Sunday Dinner.
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. of lean ground beef (I use 90-97% lean)
  • 3 small sweet potatoes
  • 2 tbsp. of minced garlic
  • 2 cups of frozen vegetable medley
  • ⅓ cup of low fat milk
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 green pepper
  • ¼ cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 14 oz can of diced tomatoes (Italian style)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Red Pepper flakes
  • 1-2 tbsp of olive oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Peel and cut the sweet potatoes into 1 in cubes. Put them in a microwavable steamer and steam them for 4-6 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, slowly add the milk mashing with a hand masher (or hand mixer)
  3. While the potatoes are steaming add the onion to a skillet with the oil and saute for a few minutes. Add the garlic. Saute for a few more minutes. Add green better and stir for a few more minutes. Add the beef and continue to stir while the beef cooks through. Season with salt, pepper and sprinkle with red pepper flakes. Once the beef is cooked and the onions and peppers are cooked your ready to layer your casserole dish.
  4. Steam the veggies for a few minutes and set aside.
  5. Layer an 8x8 casserole dish with the beef first, topped with vegetables, spread the sweet potato mixture on top of the veggies.
  6. Using a fork scroll through the potato making track marks. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese and set it under the broiler set on low until it's browned, approx. 5 minutes.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes. Let it sit for 5 minutes, cut it into 6 pieces and serve.
Recipe by Momma's Meals at http://www.mommasmeals.org/easy-sweet-potato-shepherds-pie/