Monday, January 2, 2012

Dinner Tonight

It's blowing snow sideways and the mercury is heading south at a pretty steady rate, so I wanted something that reminds me of winter back home and will stick to the ribs. This is a classic that I've had done a million different ways.  My way is pretty basic, but it's an easy recipe to play with and make your own.

Shepherd's Pie

1/2 pound lean ground meat (pork, beef, lamb, turkey, or a combination)
1 small white onion, chopped fine
2 cloves of garlic, minced
Black Pepper
10 to 15 large potatoes, peeled and sliced
2 cans whole kernel corn, drained
2 cans creamed corn
Shredded cheddar cheese or your favorite sharp cheese

Make mashed potatoes with the milk and butter.

Brown the meat with the onion and garlic.  Season with the salt and pepper to taste.  Drain the meat and put in the bottom of a 9" x 13" baking pan.  Layer the whole kernel and creamed corn on top of the meat.  Scoop the mashed potatoes onto the corn layer, and mold into a complete cap over both the meat and corn.  Sprinkle the cheese on top.

Place in a 375 degree oven until the cheese melts and toasts.  Serve while still hot.  Makes enough to feed a large family a couple of times.

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