Monday, March 24, 2014

Mexican Shepherd's Pie

I ended the weekend on a spicy note.  Also a lazy note, since my fancy piping of cheesy mashed potatoes was done with a quart plastic bag and the corner tip removed.  







Mexican Shepherd's Pie

1 # extra lean ground beef
2 tbsp taco seasoning mix (I used my own homemade recipe ~ see below)
1/4 cup onions, minced
2 tbsp green chilies
6 large red potatoes, peeled, sliced and boiled
butter and milk for mashing potatoes
1 1/4 cup Mexican mix shredded cheese, divided

Brown the ground beef.  When it's almost done, add in onions and green chilies and finish cooking.  Add in taco seasoning, sea salt and pepper.  Place mixture in a greased casserole dish.  In the same pan you cooked your potatoes in, drain them completely and mash with butter and milk.  Stir in 1 cup of Mexican cheese and stir until it's melted in.  Spread or pipe on top of ground beef mixture.  Bake at 350° for 20 minutes.  Remove from oven and top with remaining 1/4 cup of Mexican cheese and return to oven for another 5 minutes.


Taco Seasoning

1 tbsp chili powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1 1/4 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp parsley
1/4 tsp  oregano
1 tsp pepper, freshly ground
1/2 tsp sea salt