Basic information

Savory shepherd's pie


8 oz
 Can, tomato sauce
 Small potatoes (3/4 pound)
2 Tbs
 Butter or margarine
2 Tbs
 (2-4 tb) milk
 Cloves of garlic, minced
15 oz
 Canned red kidney beans,
14 1/2 oz
 Canned whole tomatoes,
10 oz
 Package frozen whole kernel
1/4 tsp
1/2 tsp
 Dried basil, crushed
1/2 tsp
1 tsp
 Worcestershire sauce
1 c
 Shredded cheddar cheese
1 Tbs
 Cooking oil
 Medium onion, chopped
 Medium carrot, sliced
 (1/2 cup)
 (1/2 cup)
 Rinsed and drained
 Drained and cut up
 Corn or mixed vegetables
 (4 oz)


Peel and quarter potatoes. Cook, covered, in a small amount of boiling lightly salted water for 20-25 minutes or until tender. Drain. Mash with a potato masher or beat with an electric mixer on low speed. In a small saucepan cook garlic and dried basil in margarine or butter for 15 seconds. Add to mashed potatoes along with salt. Gradually beat in enough milk to make light and fluffy. Set aside. For filling, in a medium saucepan cook onion and carrot in hot oil until onion is tender but not brown. Stir in kidney beans, tomatoes, frozen vegetables, tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and sugar. Heat until bubbly. Transfer vegetable mixture to an 8x8x2" square baking pan. Drop mashed potatoes in 4 mounds over vegetable mixture. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese and, if desired, paprika. Bake, uncovered, in a 375F oven for 25-30 minutes or until heated through and cheese begins to brown.