We are in the thick of winter here. I’m loving so much of winter but am also kind of feeling like I need more dinner ideas. My family absolutely loves Shepherd’s Pie, and they request it once a week if not more often. But to be honest… I get tired of making it the same way every time. That’s why, when my friend Joanne was telling me about this Southwestern Shepherd’s Pie she’d made with leftovers from our Sweet Potato Burrito recipe, I knew she had hit the jackpot. The same awesome dinner BUT DIFFERENT and exciting. Or, at least, sort of exciting.
SOUTHWESTERN SHEPHERDS PIE
Sweet Potato Burrito Recipe
½ lb. Ground Beef
½ C Niblet corn
¼ C Onion, chopped
½ C Cheddar, shredded
½ tsp Cumin
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Pepper
½ tsp Garlic Powder
1 Tbsp. Flour
dash Chili Flakes
butter/oil for frying
Preheat oven to 350
In a fry pan, sauté the onions in a bit of butter or oil. When soft, add the hamburger and cook until brown and well broken up. Add the seasonings and sprinkle the flour on top of the beef. Continue to cook until the flour is absorbed.
Add the niblet corn and mix well.
In a small greased casserole dish, spoon the hamburger mixture over the bottom and smooth out. Add the sweet potato burrito mixture on top of the burger and smooth out so it covers all the beef.
Sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese on the very top and bake in the oven for approximately 30 minutes or until the whole casserole is heated through and the cheese is melted on top.
What are your favorite family comfort foods? Do you take classics and change them up a bit? I’d love to hear what you all do- I’m in my winter food rut and always looking for more recipes to try!
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Kimm at Reinvented says
I love to change things up as well. The sweet potato is a great twist!
Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday!
Cynthia Rusincovitch says
I never would have guessed that was sweet potato on the top! What a creative idea! Thanks for linking up at delicious dishes recipe party!
Yum! This sounds so tasty! And I love the new way of serving it up. Thanks for sharing with our Merry Monday party this week 🙂
I love all of these flavors. What a fun new way to serve it all up!
Jessy @ The Life Jolie says
What a delicious take on traditional shepards pie- I can’t wait to try it- pinning!
Stephanie, mine love it too! I hated it when I was little. LOL
Stephanie R says
This looks incredible. My kids are always asking for shepherds pie and I bet they would love this variation of the traditional meal!