AMERICAN SHEPHERD'S PIE
This is something my mom made for us as kids; comfort food at its best. My sister and I were pretty picky eaters for a while, and despite that, everyone in the family loved this dish. This variation on the theme of shepherds pie is sure to become a favorite in your home.
- 1 yellow onion
- 1 cup of frozen peas
- 1 cup of frozen corn
- 1 pound of ground meat (turkey or beef are good)
- 1 pound of potatoes
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 stick of butter +2 tbs
- Preheat oven to 400F
- Boil a med-large pot of water.
- Dice potatoes (leaving skin on half of them) and place into boiling water. Take them out when they are finished, about 20 – 30 min.
- Dice onion, and sauté in a large skillet with 2 tbs butter until starting to brown. Keep half of the sautéd onion in one large skillet and take out another medium skillet and put the rest of the onion in the second skillet.
- Add peas and corn to first skillet, put on low heat, cover, and put on a back burner.
- In the second skillet, add meat, and sauté until cooked throughout.
- Mash the potatoes, adding the salt, butter and milk.
- In a large dish that can be baked, pour the peas-corn-onion mixture into the bottom (smoothing it out to form one layer), then add the meat-onion mixture, again smoothing out, and then top it off with the mashed potatoes.
- Put in the over about 15 – 20 min or until the edges start to bubble and the potatoes start to brown.
HIGH ALTITUDE, HIGH PROTEIN BANANA NUT MUFFINS
Adapted from this recipe.
- Preheat oven to 350F
- Mash the bananas in a food processor (or mixing bowl) until smooth
- Add the butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla to the bananas. Cream thoroughly about 1 – 2 minutes.
- In a separate medium/small bowl, mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and rice protein.
- Grease muffin tins or line with muffin liners.
- Pour dry ingredients in with the wet ingredients, and mix. Add the 1/2 cup of milk. The batter should be thick but not exceedingly difficult to stir through. Add more milk if needed. If unsure, leave it.
- Put mixture into muffin tins, filling the cups up a little over 3/4 of the way, and sprinkle on almond slices. If you really want to get fancy, toast the almond slices before you put them on the raw muffins.
- Bake 15 – 20 min (19 min was perfect for my oven & altitude of 5,480ft), or until a knife comes out clean.
- Allow to sit a 5 – 15 min, then enjoy!
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Originally from Daily Burn.