I learned a new recipe today, “how to cook a turkey shepherd's pie”. The other day my husband brought home a shepherd's pie that he bought from one of his favorite restaurants. The shepherd's pie that he bought was made of lamb. I like the taste so I decided to make my own but instead of ground lamb I used ground turkey. I never thought that it will turn out so good and yummy. Here’s the recipe that I used.
1 pound dark turkey meat , ground
1/2 large onion , minced
2 clove garlic , minced
7 baby carrots , diced
2 stalks celery , chopped
1 can (14.5 ounce) tomatoes , chopped with their juices
1/2 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
Fresh ground pepper
Low sodium salt
4 large potatoes
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 cup sweet peas
1/2 cup light Swiss cheese for garnish
Cook over medium heat and brown ground turkey meats. Add the onions, garlic, carrots, and celery, and cook until just tender. Add the tomatoes, chili powder, cumin, and ground pepper and add salt to taste. Set aside.
Peel and cube the potatoes, and place them in a saucepan. Add enough water to just cover the potatoes, and salt to taste. Boil the potatoes until they are soft. Mash the potatoes, add the buttermilk, and mix until fluffy.
Using a casserole dish, add the turkey mixture. Top with the mashed potatoes and spread over the turkey mixture. Sprinkle with Swiss cheese and bake in a 350-degree oven until the cheese is bubbly and melted.