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Monday, April 16, 2012

Turkey and Sweet Potato Sheppards Pie

This weeks recipe was actually inspired by my Lovely Sister in law! She is always creating new dishes and she totally inspired me to try out this dish she created a few weeks back...Thanks Janna!! It was amazing!!

 In a deep saucepan saute 1 Minced Shallot, 2 Minced Garlic Cloves and 1 Minced Medium sized Onion in 1 Tbsp Olive Oil.
 Once Onions start to brown add 1lb of Ground Turkey...saute until turkey is brown and cooked through.
 Add 2 Chopped fresh tomatoes (about 2 Cups)
 Add 1 Can of Drained and Rinsed Canned Lentils
 Add 1 Can of Peaches and Cream Corn...stir all this to combine.
 Add 1 Cup of Vegetable Stock and your seasonings (Salt, Pepper, 1 Tsp Paprika, 1 Tsp Thyme). Allow this to simmer while you prepare your Potatoes.
 Take 3 Sweet potatoes and pierce them all over with a fork. Place them in a deep microwavable container and squeeze the juice of 1 Lime over them. Seal the container with Plastic Wrap and Microwave the potatoes for 8-10 minutes. Remove from the microwave and check if the potatoes are cooked through...if not put them back in for a few more minutes. I like to leave the skins on...but it is optional.
 When the potatoes are cooked through mash them up.
 Add 2 Tbsp of butter, 1/2 Cup Milk, and 4 Tbsp of Sour Cream and Chive Cream Cheese. Season with Salt and Pepper and mash until smooth and creamy.
 Back to the meat mixture...after it has simmered for about 20 minutes add about 1 Tsp Cornstarch and warm water mixture to thicken up the sauce. Pour all the meat mixture into an oven safe casserole dish.
 Top with your Sweet Potato Mash and bake for 30 Minutes at 350F
Garnish with Fresh Chives and serve. Such a great and healthier alternative to regular Sheppard's pie. I suggest you try it ASAP!

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