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Shepherd's Pie

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Ingredients
  Potatoes 1 1⁄2 Pound (4 To 5 Potatoes)
  Water 2 Tablespoon
  Lean ground beef 1 Pound
  Eggs 2
  Onion 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), finely chopped
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Worcestershire sauce 1 Tablespoon
  Dry mustard 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon (Approximately)
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon (Approximately)
  Cream cheese 1⁄4 Pound
  Sour cream 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Cheddar cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs), shredded
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Prepare the potatoes by peeling and quartering them.
2. In a shallow baking dish add the potatoes and water and covering the dish with lid or vented plastic wrap microwave at High for 10 to 12 minutes or until tender stirring twice.
3. Let it stand for 5 minutes, then drain the potatoes and mash them.

MAKING
4. In large bowl, combine beef, 1 of the eggs, onion, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, salt and pepper to mix well.
5. Into 9-inch (23 cm) deep-dish pie plate press the mixture to form shell and microwave, covered with waxed paper, at High for 3 to 5 minutes or until brown around edge and still slightly pink in center, rotating dish once.
6. With paper towels drain and pat to remove excess fat and set aside.
7. In large bowl with the help of an electric mixer, beat cream cheese until smooth.
8. Gradually beat in potatoes, remaining egg and sour cream.
9. Stir in Cheddar and season with salt and pepper to taste.
10. Into meat shell spoon the mixture mounding in center and microwave at High for 6 to 8 minutes or until heated through, rotating dish twice.

SERVING
11. Serve hot with an optional garnish of fresh cilantro or parsley.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Microwaving
Dish: 
Pie
Interest: 
Holiday
Ingredient: 
Potato
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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