There are few dishes more comforting or satisfying than shepherd's pie; it was the dish my mom made on cold January nights when we came in from sledding. This version keeps the classic combination of saucy meat and creamy potatoes but adds a distinctive Southwestern flair.
In a classic shepherd's pie, there’s little more than a sprinkling of peas to balance the richness of meat and potatoes. This version adds bell pepper, corn, and green onion for enticing color and bright flavors. Sweet potatoes replace regular mashers, adding both flavor and nutrients.
Pro tip: For a spicy variation, stir a diced jalapeño in with peppers and onions in step 4.