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Simple Shepherds Pie

Simple Shepherds Pie

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Serves 4 Prep time 15 minutes CookTime 30 minutes

1 package Bob Evans brand Mashed potatoes
2 tablespoons sour cream or softened cream cheese(greek yogurt is my trick here) 1 large egg yolk
½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil or cooking spray
1 3/4 pounds ground beef (turkey, lamb or a combination work as well)
1 carrot, peeled and chopped finely
1 onion, chopped finely
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup beef stock or broth
2 teaspoons Worcestershire
1/2 cup frozen peas, a couple of handfuls
1 teaspoon sweet paprika

 Directions:In a large bowl combine softened cream cheese, egg yolk and shredded cheddar. Add the two packages of potatoes and mix until combined thoroughly. Heat mixture in microwave for 4-5 minutes. Preheat a large skillet over medium heat with olive oil, add chopped carrots and cook for about 2 minutes stirring frequently. Add onions and saute for an additional 2 minutes. Add ground beef. and season mixture with salt and pepper. Crumble beef and cook until browned. In a second small skillet over medium heat cook butter and flour together 2 minutes. Whisk in broth and Worcestershire sauce. Thicken gravy 1 minute. Add gravy to meat and vegetables. Stir in peas. Preheat broiler to high. Fill a small casserole with meat and vegetable mixture. Spoon potatoes over meat evenly. Top potatoes with paprika and broil 6 to 8 inches from the heat until potatoes are evenly browned.. twists)

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