Ally's note: Oh man, I love it when Mike cooks. He always make something spicy, comforting and quick. It's the perfect dinner, everytime. Hmm...why don't I have him cook more often?
Anyway, this is one of our favorite recipes. Try it and I promise, you'll love it.
Spicy Shepherd's Pie
Preheat the oven to 350f.
Peel, cube and boil 3 potatoes or sweet potatoes. Drain and mash. You can add milk or butter, we like to add low-fat cream cheese. Set aside.
In a frying pan, add one chopped onion, two cloves of chopped garlic and 1 lb. of ground beef or turkey. Cook until it's brown. Drain, if there is any liquid. Season with some cumin, chili powder, garlic powder- whatever spices you like. Or you could add half of a package of taco seasoning in there. Move to a bowl and add 2 tbsp of butter and 2 tbsp of flour to the pan. Stir until it's combined and add cup of chicken broth. Make sure you stir this really good or else it will get lumpy. When it's thickened, add meat back in. Now put in some frozen corn, peppers or whatever else you like.
Pour into a baking pan and top with the potatoes and some grated cheese. Bake for about 20 minutes, until the cheese is nice and melted.
We top this with salsa or pico de gallo (recipe here) and some sour cream.