These little pies are a meal unto themselves, providing meat, potatoes, and vegetables all in one bite. Mildly seasoned ground beef is topped with a mashed potato "crust" and baked in individual portions. Keep extras in the fridge to heat up during the week. To save time, you can use leftover masked potatoes (about 2 cups worth) or buy pre-made mashed potatoes. While this recipe contains peas, the small amount should not aggravate diarrhea.
Shepherd's pie can be baked in a large dish for family-style eating. An 8-by-8-inch pan or round casserole dish should suffice. Bake for an additional 10 to 15 minutes, until the potatoes are golden.
If you're no longer having diarrhea, there's no need to peel the potatoes and lose their nutrients – just scrub well.
Makes 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes or less
Total Time: 45 minutes or less
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1 pie): Calories 380, Total Fat 17 g, Total Carbohydrate 30 g, Dietary Fiber 3 g, Sugars 7 g, Protein 26 g, Sodium 390 mg
Recipe from "What to Eat During Cancer Treatment" by The American Cancer Society