Monday, September 28, 2009 |
One of my favorite things arrives each fall season ~ Comfort foods!
There is just something about a chill in the air and a warm dinner at our family table that makes me feel complete.
This is so easy to make and such a pleaser!
Southwestern Shepherd's Pie
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
1 small green pepper, diced
1 small red pepper, diced
1 Tbsp minced garlic {we love garlic so we always add more}
1 Tbsp chopped jalapeno
1 lb ground chicken
1 Tbsp tomato paste
1 Tbsp chili power
1Tbsp ground cumin
salt and pepper to taste
1 can diced tomatoes
1 cup roasted corn {I get mine at Trader Joe's}
1 cup black beans
1/2 cup cilantro
1 1/2 lbs. sweet potatoes, peeled and cut in chunks
1Tbsp butter
1/2 milk
1.Heat oil in large pot. Add the onion, peppers, garlic, and jalapeno. Saute for about 10 minutes on medium heat. Add the ground chicken and cook until browned.
2. Add the tomato paste and spices. Once incorporated, add the tomatoes and simmer about 10 minutes. Add the corn, black beans and 6 heaping Tbsp of the cilantro. Once it is all mixed well, pour into a 9x13 inch baking dish.
3. Place the sweet potatoes in a pan and cover with water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a high simmer until fork tender. Drain and mash with butter and milk.
4.Spread over the meat mixture. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 30 minutes or until brown. Garnish with additional cilantro.

The night I made this {and took the picture} we didn't have enough sweet potatoes so I added a few regular potatoes to the pot and it was still very good.
Enjoy!




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14 comments:

Suburban Princess said...

Deeeelish!
Everyone seems to be posting recipes today lol! We all much be hungry!

Rachael said...

Love comfort foods too, and this looks so good! I like the southwestern twist on it :-)

New England Girl said...

I am a huge fan of sheperd's pie to begin with, but this southwestern twist sounds like it is going to make this amazing recipe even better! Thank you for sharing it with us. :) Can't wait to add it to my collection.

Tracey said...

This dinner would earn me LOTS of extra points with the hubs!! Thanks for sharing!

:) T

Cathy said...

Yum...yum...yummy!!! I am so going to make this...my family will love me forever!!! Thanks for the recipe!!!

Enjoy!!!
XOXO
Cathy

jenjen said...

Wow - that looks so good! I love regular Shepherd's pie, but this sounds even better!

Yum! Have a super day!

XOOX
Jen

EntertainingMom said...

Ooooh thanks! I smell dinner one night this week!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

This looks SO GOOD!! I am going to try this out soon. I just pulled out some of my favorite chili recipes......my favorite is white chicken chili:)

Hope you have a great week!

Lisa

JMW said...

Sounds amazing! Now that the air is crisp, I'm definitely in the mood for comfort food. I will have to try this recipe!

annechovie said...

Looks yummy, Jo! I love the comfort foods of Fall, too.

Southern Living: Preppy Style said...

Oh, that looks soooo yummy! I will be trying this one out this weekend!

Draffin Bears said...

Looks yummy Jo and thanks for the recipe.
Makes me feel hungry looking at the photo.

Hugs
Carolyn

Liz said...

YUM-E!! This dish looks wonderful for a cool fall evening! Thank you so much for sharing this, and I can't wait to make it!

~Liz~

TheRoosterChick said...

I love your twist on this old classic.

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