Cowboy BBQ Beef Shepherd's Pie
3 russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 cup milk
2 Tbsp butter
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 lbs ground beef or turkey
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced, or 1/2 tsp garlic powder
3/4 - 1 cup smoky barbecue sauce
1 Tbsp yellow mustard
1 Tbsp brown sugar
3 cups frozen corn kernels, thawed
1 1/2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
2 Tbsp chopped green onions or cilantro, for garnish
Preheat the oven to 400 F and
Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, cook meat with onions and garlic, breaking up until meat is just cooked through. Stir in barbecue sauce, mustard, and brown sugar.
Transfer meat mixture to prepared casserole dish. Top with corn, scattering evenly over the top. Spread the mashed potatoes over the top and sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 400 F for 40 minutes, or until potatoes are nicely browned and meat mixture is bubbling.
*If want to use as a freezer meal, cool completely and wrap tightly to refrigerate or freeze. Reheat thawed casserole at 350 F for 30 minutes.
Sprinkle with green onions or cilantro just before serving.