This is one my family's favorite recipes! I first found it on the Bernstein Forum: http://www.diabetes-book.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=11... and have since given it some of my own tweaks. I've served it for company and been told "this is better than eating out". Had this for supper last night. Looking forward to the leftovers!
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Shepherd's Pie With Mushrooms, Smoked Cheddar and Bacon
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Serving Size : 8
Categories : Main dish
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 pound ground beef
1 pound italian sausage -- (ground)
1/2 pound fresh mushrooms -- chopped
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/2 cup onion -- diced
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon italian seasoning
8 ounces tomato sauce-no sugar added
salt and pepper -- to taste
2 pounds frozen cauliflower -- (4 cups when pureed)
2 cups smoked cheddar cheese -- shredded
1/4 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons butter
1 large egg
1/2 cup bacon pieces, reduced fat
Brown the ground beef and sausage along with the chopped onion. Add garlic and tomato sauce, thyme, and italian seasoning
In another pan cook chopped mushrooms in the unsalted butter until all the liquid is absorbed and they are browned.
Add the mushrooms to the meat mixture and spread into a 9' x 13" pan.
Microwave the cauliflower for 10 minutes or until cooked well enough to puree. Put in food processor and add the sour cream, butter, egg, and cheese. Process until well mixed and pureed. Pour in the bacon pieces and pulse until mixed. Spread on top of the meat mixture. Sprinkle the top with paprika.
Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 45 minutes.
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Per Serving : 640 Calories; 52g Fat (73.1% calories from fat); 32g Protein; 11g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 168mg Cholesterol; 966mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 4 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Non-Fat Milk; 8 Fat.