Sunday, September 29, 2013

Sheperd's Pie, Simple Artichoke Dip and Brownies with a from today's show! Enjoy :)






1 (14-ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped

1 cup mayo                                       

1 cup parmesan cheese, shredded

1 teaspoon each of salt, pepper and garlic powder

Mix together well and place in a small oven-proof dish.  Bake at 375 for 25 minutes.  Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.  Serve with your favorite crackers or pita chips.



1 ½ lbs. lean ground beef

1 small onion, chopped

2 tablespoons flour

1 can tomato paste

1 can beef consommé’

½ cup red wine or beef broth

1 cup frozen peas and carrots, thawed

1 tablespoon each of brown sugar and white sugar

1 tablespoon each of salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, Tony Chachere’s and Worcestershire sauce

Prepare the recipe for mashed potatoes below and set aside.  In a skillet, brown ground beef and onion.  Don’t drain beef unless you use a really fatty beef.  I recommend ground sirloin.  Add the flour and stir well.  Add the tomato paste, peas and carrots, consommé’ and wine.  Now add all seasonings, stirring well.  I recommend tasting the beef mixture to see if you would like to add more seasonings.  Let simmer on very low for about 30 minutes.  I like to use individual oval baking dishes for these pies.  You may also use a 13x9 pan.  Spray the baking dishes or your 13x9 pan and spread mixture on the bottom.  Top the beef mixture with the potatoes to cover all of the beef.  Sprinkle a little extra cheese on top of potatoes if desired and bake at 350 for 30 minutes.  The egg will make the potatoes puff up beautifully J  I like to broil the tops of the potatoes for just 1 to 2 minutes at the end of the cooking process – watch carefully if you do this!  This makes 5 individual servings or one 13x9 pan.  Enjoy!

For the topping:

1 (24-ounce) bag of Ore’ Ida Steam & Mash Potatoes

Salt and pepper to taste

½ cup sharp cheddar

1 teaspoon garlic powder

2 tablespoons sour cream

1 egg, beaten

Follow the directions on the bag and add the next 5 ingredients, stirring well.



1 box Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Brownie mix
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Make brownies according to directions and stir in cinnamon and cayenne pepper before baking.







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