Damn good dinner on a week night (if I do say so myself). Okay, I promise, that’s the last of the alphabet. I’m brain washed by a preschooler…somebody help me!
Okay, back to that dinner. The temperature is supposed to get down into the 30’s tonight in western MD. So, I decided a nice, warm comfort dish it was….shepherds pie…made with deer meat of course!
I was out of peas and carrots so I substituted and used some frozen corn. Still good!
Topped with mashed potatoes and grated cheddar cheese. It was delicious. Here’s the recipe:
12 ounces ground lean beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 cup sliced baby carrots adn frozen baby peas
1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
2 cups mashed potatoes
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Brown meat in a skillet. Add onion; cook, stirring constantly until onion is softened. Add carrots and peas (or corn). Continue to cook and stir until vegetable are tender. Add broth; bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to low; let simmer until most of the liquid is absorbed (about 10 mins). Transfer mixture to casserole dish or pie pan. Top mixture with mashed potatoes and grated cheese (if desired). Bake until heated through, 15-20 minutes.
There you have it…the ultimate comfort food. And because I had two rotting bananas on the counter, I decided to make banana bread…with a twist.
Banana Bread (with chocolate chips)
1/3 c applesauce (I used my homemade applesauce)
1/2 c sugar
2 egg whites
1 3/4 c flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1-2 mashed bananas
3/4 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream together applesauce and sugar. Add egg whites and mix well. Add salt, baking powder, baking soda, and flour. Add bananas one at a time and mash with a potato masher until smooth. Add chocolate chips and combine.
Bake in a greased loaf pan for 45 minutes.
Oh my pups! This is great. I’m eating a slice right now spread with peanut butter! Please…try this ASAP. You won’t be disappointed. It’s super moist. I think it has to do with using the applesauce.