Thursday, February 4, 2010

Comfort Food Made Over

I had a friend over for dinner and decided I needed a little comfort food.
So, I decided on Sheppard's Pie, or hamburger pie.
Even with my surgery I can have things like this in moderation.

1 lb ground turkey breast or extra lean ground sirloin
diced onion
1 can green beans
tomato sauce
Tablespoon minced garlic
Package instant roasted garlic mashed potatoes
Fat free cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste

Saute diced onion in skillet sprayed with Pam. I used an iron skillet so that I only dirtied one pan. Add your turkey or ground sirloin and brown, add a can of drained green beans a tablespoon of minced garlic and a small can of tomato sauce.
salt and pepper to taste and heat through.
Prepare the instant potatoes according to package directions. Spread over the top of your meat mixture and sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Bake in a 400 degree preheated oven until cheese is melted and bubbly.

I could not eat very much, but it was sure comforting to know that I can still have normal foods once in a while. Plus, I have leftovers for a couple of days. I will freeze in individual containers and just heat and eat!


  1. Hi Liz! So proud of you and your weight loss journey! My husband is after me to do something, and I know I should, but darn it, I do hate to be badgered! I just resist! Can't help it!

    I did make turkey burgers for dinner, though, and they were good. Cooked them on the Foreman grill and put diced garlic and lots of sage in them. I put spinach and cheese on them and had steamed broccoli, but I should have had another dish because I always forget turkey is not as filling as beef.
    Your Yo friend Leslie

  2. hi.. just dropping by here... have a nice day!