Tuesday, April 3, 2012

shepards pie...kinda


What to do with the leftovers from last weeks dinner?!
They have been hanging in the fridge and they are too dry to eat.
Mix them up with some other junk in the pantry and bake it into a pie of course!

I started off with a Rice & Chicken dish my mom made for me and some friends who came over to help paint the house last week.
 Then I ended up with a delicious dish that lasted us many a meal and tasted really awesome...especially for something I made up.
I know it looks like a lot of steps... and for you non cookers, it is.
But the whole prep took me maybe 30-40 min?
If you can multitask, it's all simple stuff.

Starting with the mixed rice leftovers that were in a casserole dish and on their last leg... or grain, I suppose.

I took the left over rice and mixed it up in a bowl
 with:
2 cans cream of mushroom soup
1 can of corn (drained)
1/4 C Sour Cream
Sea Salt, lemon Pepper, Italian Seasoning
1/2 cup steamed carrots & broccoli 
Set aside

Then I Pulled out 1 package of Marie Calendar ready made frozen pie crusts.
I always have a stash on hand.
Let those thaw while you are doing the rest.

NEXT
 I got out some ground beef & just browned it.
(It's going back in the oven, so you don't want to over cook)
Added salt, pepper and Liquid Aminos
( I add that to almost all my meat, it's delicious and has tons of supplements your body likes!)

Meanwhile I boiled about 6-7 peeled small potatoes
Drained the beef.
 Set aside.

Drained cooked taters and threw them in the Kitchen Aid.
Whipped those up with some butter, milk & garlic salt.
Set aside.

Turn the oven to 400

Kneed the 2 pie crusts together & roll out on floured surface.
Line 9" x 3 deep Spring form cake pan
( Or whatever works for you)
This particular scenario was too much food for a pie tin.
Press dough up the sides to the edges of the pan.

Add your rice veggie mixture (or whatever your leftovers are, pasta maybe?)
Then add the ground beef
Top with mashed potatoes
Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese

Bake 25 min.

Boom.
Done.







It's like potpie, but better.
Your hubs will be impressed
AND I made this all with food I had on hand already!

1 comment:

Becky said...

Yumo!!! That looks amazing!!! I make shepherds pie but never a deep dish one.