After going to Celtic Fest, we kept mulling over shepherd's pie. There's got to be ways to make it healthier and more interesting. Southwestern-style is a go-to for us, so it was really an easy decision to try to make shepherd's pie using ground turkey, black beans, corn, and sweet potatoes. It's all the ingredients we have at home anyway.
Southwestern Shepherd's Pie
1 lb. ground turkey
1 packet of low sodium taco seasoning
1 can of organic black beans (unseasoned)
1/2 cup of corn (frozen or fresh cooked)
2 large sweet potatoes
In the microwave, cook sweet potatoes for 10 minutes. While potatoes are cooking, brown turkey. Add in beans, corn, and taco seasoning. Mix and heat. Place mixture in the bottom of a round dish. Take sweet potatoes and mash in a bowl with a potato masher. Mix in a small amount of milk to smooth if needed. Spoon over meat mixture. Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees. Serve immediately. Add cheese on top if desired.