I think I would even add more next time. I like the idea of making this more southwestern and adding black beans too. I thought about doing that this time but it seems lately that I add a can of beans to almost everything so I restrained myself.
I love chipotles in adobo sauce. You can add them to a lot of sauces for just the right smokey kick. I've added them to chicken salads and tacos .
What is awesome about this meal is that it is great to make ahead. I was able to make this early during nap time (not mine unfortunately) and just stick it in the oven to heat when it's time for dinner. I think next time I make it, I will put it in 2 - 8 x 8 pans and freeze one of them for a future meal. I would imagine it would freeze well.
Chipotle Sweet Potato Shepherds Pie
1 chipotle from a can chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
2 1/4 lbs. peeled sweet potatoes cut into 1 in. pieces
1 cup milk, 1%
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
2 lbs. ground turkey
1 large onion
1 cup chopped carrot
1 cup frozen corn
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup frozen green peas
1/2 cup canned diced tomatoes
2 tsp adobo sauce
3 tbsp. steak sauce (I used Heinz 57)
2 tbsp. tomato paste
Salt and pepper
Green onions for garnish
Preheat oven to 400. For topping, remove 1 chile and 1 tsp. adobo sauce, chop chile. Save the rest of the can for other use. Place potatoes in saucepan, cover with water. Bring to a boil, cook 15 minutes or until very tender, drain. Place potatoes, chopped chile, adobo sauce, milk, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Beat with a mixer until smooth.
For filling, cook beef in large skillet until browned, remove and drain. Heat pan again, coat with cooking spray, add onion and carrots, saute for about 6- 7 minutes, add garlic and saute for another 2 minutes until tender. Return beef to pan, stir in peas and remaining 6 ingredients, cook for a few minutes. Spoon beef into a 9 x 13 pan, top with sweet potato mixture, spreading evenly. Bake at 400 for 30 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
Total calories = 2825 calories
6 huge servings = 454 calories per serving
1 serving Chipotle Shepherds Pie = 471 calorie dinner
Calories calculated from Calorieking.com, some numbers are rounded and approximate.