By adding red lentils to the base, you’re able to reduce the amount of meat used and benefit from the goodness of the heart-healthy pulses, which are low in fat, high in dietary fibre and protein and contain vitamins B, K and C. They also add bulk and texture to the dish
2 lbs Hamburger Meat (lean) Or Ground Turkey
1 med Onion
2 stalks Celery
5 cups Mashed Potatoes
1 can 12 oz Tomato Paste
12 oz Cheddar/ or American Cheese
1 tsp Garlic
1 tsp Onion Powder
1-1/2 tsp Oregano
Salt and Pepper to taste
1/4 cup wate
Procedures: Step 1 …Cut up your celery and onion in bite-size pieces, saute in a little oil, until onion is translucent. Remove vegetables, add hamburger and cook until done. (If you are using Ground Turkey add directly to the pan of celery and onion and cook until done, no need to drain). Drain grease and return hamburger to pan with the celery and onion. Add all your spices and 1/4 cup water. Let simmer 10 minutes. Add your tomato paste mixing well.
Step 2 ..Instant potatoes work best with this recipe since it is a quick meal for an entire family. Make your potatoes according to the directions, approximate 5 cups. (For added flavor to your potatoes, add some onion powder, salt and pepper, or what ever spices you like. (A TBL of mayonaise will make them rich in flavor and very few know why your potatoes are so great!)
In a casserole dish place the meat mixture on the bottom, cover with potatoes and top with the cheese.
Bake on 350 degree’s for 20 minutes.
Careful: will be hot!!
Keywords: Shepard’s Pie