Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie

Sweet Potato Shepherds Pie
Sweet Potato Shepherds Pie

Talk about one of the all-time favorite comfort foods but with a healthy little twist. Shepherd's Pie is a one dish meal with meat and vegetables and a topping of mashed potatoes and cheese. Sometimes called Cottage Pie, this dish is a good way to use leftovers in another meal.

This shepherd's pie recipe takes that classic dish a step further by using chicken instead of beef and adding sweet potatoes, hominy, tomatillos and Mexican spices making it a South of the Border inspired creation. If you are a fan of the Mexican soup, Pozole Rojo, this is another savory dish to try.

This Shpherd's Pie dish is a good source of Protein, Niacin, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin B6.

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Category: Chicken
  1. Heat oven broiler.
  2. Place Chipotle Morita Chiles in warm water to soften them - about 10 minutes. Remove from water, remove seeds and stems and finely chop.
  3. Cut tomatillos into halves and place on a baking sheet, put under broiler until they start to soften and turn brown.
  4. Remove tomatillos from oven and allow to cool.
  5. Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  6. In a blender, combine tomatillos and Chipotle Morita Chiles and blend into a puree.
  7. Heat oil to medium heat in a large saucepan. Saute onions for a few minutes then add Roasted Minced Garlic. Add the Ground Cumin and Coriander and stir.
  8. Add Chipotle / tomatillo puree, hominy, chicken stock, Mexican Oregano and chicken.
  9. Cover and simmer about 10 minutes and add Dried Cilantro.
  10. Transfer to a large baking dish with deep sides and place on a baking sheet to catch spills.
  11. Carefully spread mashed potatoes evenly over the filling.
  12. Sprinkle cheese on top.
  13. Bake until the top is brown and crispy and filling is bubbling - about 20-30 minutes.
  14. Let stand 5-10 minutes before serving.