Italian Shepherd's Pie


Classifications: Main Dishes

Qty Measure Ingredient


1 cup Italian bread crumbs

1 cup cold water

4 medium potatoes, peeled

1 1/4 pounds uncooked ground round

1/2 cup onion, finely chopped

1/2 cup celery, finely chopped

1 8oz can tomato sauce

1 4oz can mushrooms, drained and chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1 1/2 cups frozen peas and carrots

1/2 cup low-fat mozzarella cheese, shredded

Instructions: Combine crumbs and water; let stand for 5 minutes. Cook potatoes in boiling water until tender. Combine meat, onion, celery, tomato sauce, mushrooms, garlic and pepper. Stir in crumb mixture. Spread into an ungreased 11 x 7 x 2 inch baking dish. Top with peas and carrots. Drain the potatoes; mash with cheese. Spread over vegetables, sealing to pan. Bake at 375* for 45-60 minutes.



Background: Note: DIABETIC EXCHANGES: One serving equals 3-1/2 lean meat, 2-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable; also 398 calories, 976 mg sodium, 80 mg cholesterol, 43 gm carbohydrate, 34 gm protein, 11 gm fat.

Serves: 6

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