Thursday, March 8, 2012

Healthier Shepherd's Pie

What you need:

1-2 lb Lean ground beef
1 cup frozen vegetables (peas, corn, carrots and green beans)
1/2 cup sweet onion chopped divided
2 garlic clove grated
1 tbls of Worcestershire sauce
1 head of cauliflower
3 tbls cottage cheese
1/4 cup skim milk
3 tbls 1/3 fat Philadelphia onion and chive cream cheese
1 teaspoon fresh minced chives
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 beef bouillon cube
1 cup water
1/4 cup fat free cheddar
1/4 cup Parmesan
2 tablespoons stewed tomatoes or tomato paste ( I prefer tomato paste)
Salt and Pepper to taste

Preheat over to 375.

In a large pot place cauliflower and about 1-2 inches of water to steam. I cut the core base of the cauliflower and break into chunks. Steam until cauliflower is soft.

Cook ground beef, onions, garlic, salt, pepper and Worcestershire sauce in pan until cooked. Next, add veggies, beef bouillon, tomato paste or stewed tomatoes and water. Let simmer.

Once cauliflower is soft add cream cheese, salt, pepper, milk and cottage cheese. Make sure to mix with a mixer right away. Mix until desired consistency. Fluff in chives with a fork.

Once meat mixture is done cooking pour into casserole dish. Layer on creamed cauliflower and top cauliflower with cheeses and sprinkle with paprika.

Cook for 25 minutes. Then turn on broiler and crisp up the top. Enjoy!

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