*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                              Shepherd’s Pie 7
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Casseroles                       Beef
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      Pound         Lean Ground Beef
    8      Ounces        Hot Italian Sausages *
    1      16 Ounce      Wh  Peeled Tomatoes
    1 1/2  Cups          Sliced Fresh Mushrooms
    1      Clove         Garlic -- Minced
    2      Tablespoons   Balsamic Vinegar
    1      Cup           Frozen Peas
    1      Tablespoon    Chopped Fresh Basil Or
      1/2  Teaspoon      Dried Basil
    1      Teaspoon      Salt
      1/4  Teaspoon      Dried Oregano -- Crumbled
                         Fresh Ground Pepper To T
    2      Pounds        Potatoes **
      3/4  Cup           Milk
      1/2  Cup           Grated Parmesan Cheese
    6      Tablespoons   Butter -- Room Temp.
 
 * Hot Italian sausages should be cut lengthwise in half and sliced 1/4 inc
 thick. ** Potatoes should be pared and cut into 1 inch chunks. Place 
 ground
 beef and sausages in a medium skillet.  Cook, breaking up beef, over 
 medium
 high heat until meat loses some of its pink colour 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 350oF. 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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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