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       Title: SHEPHERD'S PIE (SYD)
  Categories: Meats
       Yield: 6 servings
  
       1 lb Lean Ground Beef
       8 oz Hot Italian Sausages *
      16 oz Whole Peeled Tomatoes
   1 1/2 c  Sliced Fresh Mushrooms
       1    Clove Garlic, Minced
       2 tb Balsamic Vinegar
       1 c  Frozen Peas
       1 tb Chopped Fresh Basil Or
     1/2 ts Dried Basil
       1 ts Salt
     1/4 ts Dried Oregano, Crumbled
            Fresh Ground Pepper To Taste
       2 lb Potatoes **
     3/4 c  Milk
     1/2 c  Grated Parmesan Cheese
       6 tb Butter, Room Temp.
  
   * Hot Italian sausages should be cut lengthwise in
   half and sliced 1/4 inch thick. ** Potatoes should be
   pared and cut into 1 inch chunks.
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   ~------------- ~-- Place ground beef and sausages in a
   medium skillet.  Cook, breaking up beef, over medium
   high heat until meat loses some of its pink color and
   releases juices.  Add tomatoes, mushrooms, garlic and
   vinegar. Simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally and
   breaking up tomatoes, about 10 minutes.  Stir in peas,
   basil, 1/2 ts salt, oregano and pepper. Simmer 10
   minutes.  Remove from heat. Meanwhile, boil potatoes
   in water to cover until tender, about 20 minutes.
   Drain potatoes and transfer to large mixing bowl.
   Beat in milk, cheese, butter, remaining 1/2 ts salt
   and pepper to taste; continue to beat until smooth.
   Heat oven to 350øF. Spoon meat mixture into 2 quart
   shallow casserole. Spoon potato mixture on top and
   spread evenly to edge. Bake until golden and bubbling,
   about 45-50 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before
   serving. Serve hot. 436 calories per serving. From:
   Syd’s Cookbook.
  
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