Friday, April 24, 2015

Gratto: Italian Shepherd's Pie

This is comfort food. You can add or remove ingredients, depending on your favorite filling. You can make it totally vegetarian or add a different meat. It's up to you, but regardless what you do, you will find this recipe absolutely delicious!!!

2 tbs. olive oil
2 lbs. of chop meat
1 onion (chopped)
parsley - chopped
2 cups baby peas
1 cup cooked and sliced mushrooms
2 cans of tomato sauce (8 oz.)
salt and pepper to taste
4 cups of creamy, buttery mashed potatoes
1 cup of 1/2 seasoned bread crumb and 1/2 grated Asiago (combine well)

Place olive oil in frying pan, saute 2 lbs. chop meat till brown - remove from heat
saute chopped onions till golden and translucent, add parsley, peas and mushrooms. Add tomato sauce and cook for one hour at low heat.
Spray a glass baking pan with PAM, place 2 cups of mashed potatoes on bottom
Add filling
Complete the topping with last 2 cups of mashed potatoes
Sprinkle top with Cheesy Bread Crumb mixture
Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.
© Natala Orobello

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