*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                            Mexican Shepard Pie
 
 Recipe By     : Sue Ergle
 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Beef                             Casseroles
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2      pounds        ground beef, lean
    1      large         onion -- chopped
    1      package       taco seasoning mix -- I use Old El Paso
    1      cup           medium salsa -- I use Pace Chunky
    1      can           corn, canned
   10      medium        potatoes -- peeled,cooked,mashed
    1      stick         margarine
                         salt and pepper -- to taste
      1/3  cup           milk
    1      block         Cracker Barrel Extra Sharp Cheese -- Grated
                         water, amount called for by taco seasoning
 
 Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray 9x13 pan with Pam.
 Peel and quarter 10 medium potatoes and place in salted water.  Bring to
 a boil and cook until fork tender.  Drain off water.  Place a stick of
 butter in pot with potatoes and let melt.  Season potatoes with salt and
 pepper to taste.  Beat potato mixture by hand or with mixer.  Add 1/3
 cup milk while beating.  Depending on texture of potatoes, it might take
 a little more or less milk to get a creamy (but not runny) mixture.  Set
 aside.
 Put meat in large skillet on medium high.  Season with a little salt and
 pepper to taste.  Chop large onion and add to meat while browning.  When
 meat and onion are cooked well, add taco seasoning mix and the amount of
 water it calls for (the Old El Paso called for 1/3 cup).  Turn meat
 mixture down and simmer for about 10 minutes.  Add corn and salsa and
 simmer for about 5 more minutes to blend flavors.
 To begin assembling, place meat mixture evenly in the bottom of the 9x13
 pan.  Next, sprinkle just a little of the grated cheese evenly over the
 meat mixture.  Next, spread the mashed potatoes evenly over the meat
 mixture.  Then, sprinkle the bulk of the grated cheese over the
 potatoes.  Place in oven and bake 35 to 40 minutes or until cheese is
 fully melted and dish is starting to turn golden brown and bubbly.
 
 
 
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 NOTES : Serve with rolls.  This is a great one dish meal!
 
 
  
 
 Nutr. Assoc. : 0 0 0 1325 0 0 0 0 0 4908 0