Beef, Turkey and Mashed Potato Pie

[quicklook-recipe prep_time=”30 min” cook_time=”60 min” serves=”6″ details=”” ] Sweet potatoes are a rich source of vitamin A. You can make

[quicklook-recipe prep_time=”30 min” cook_time=”60 min” serves=”6″ details=”” ]

Sweet potatoes are a rich source of vitamin A. You can make the topping with white or sweet potatoes, or with rutabaga. For pretty presentation, see our mashed potato topping tips.

[ingredients-list title=”Ingredients” serving_size=””]

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 8 ounces lean ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon olive or canola oil
  • 2 large onions, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 large carrots, coarsely chopped
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes


  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 2 pounds sweet or all-purpose potatoes or rutabaga, peeled and sliced 1/2 inch thick
  • 1/4 cup 1% low-fat milk
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley


[step-list-wrapper title=”How to make it” time=”1 hour, 30 minutes”]
[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Heat a Dutch oven over moderately high heat until hot. Add the beef and turkey and sauté, stirring frequently, about 7 minutes or until the meat is no longer pink and has released its juices. Remove from the heat and spoon the meat into a sieve set over a bowl. Allow all the fat to drain from the meat for at least 10 minutes. [/step-item]

[step-item number=”2″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Meanwhile, in the Dutch oven, heat the oil over moderately high heat. Add the onions, garlic and carrots and saut&eacute about 10 minutes or until softened and golden brown. Return the meat to the pan. [/step-item]

[step-item number=”3″ image_url=”” title=”” ] Stir in the crushed tomatoes, thyme, salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, about 25 minutes or until a rich stew has formed. [/step-item]

[step-item number=”4″ image_url=”” title=”” ] Preheat the oven to 400°F. Meanwhile, simmer sweet potatoes in a pan of boiling water about 10 minutes or until tender. Drain, return to the saucepan, and mash them with the milk until smooth. Stir in the chopped parsley. [/step-item]

[step-item number=”5″ image_url=”” title=”” ] Transfer the meat mixture to a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish and smooth out to an even layer. [/step-item]

[step-item number=”6″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Spread the mashed sweet potatoes over the meat and smooth the surface with a spatula. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until heated through and bubbling around the edges. [/step-item][/step-list-wrapper]

Mashed Potato Toppings Designs

  • For rosettes, use a pie tile-like indentations with the tip of a spoon.
  • For a crisscross pattern, draw a fork tip across the surface.

[nutrition-info calories=”393″ calories_fat=”” fat=”7g” sat_fat=”2g” choles=”68mg” sodium=”360mg” carbs=”52mg” sugars=”” protein=”31g” fiber=”8g”]


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