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Shepherd's Pie

Note: This high-calorie recipe is especially for kids with cystic fibrosis (CF), who may need additional calories to meet their nutritional needs. Get a grownup's help because it requires using the oven.

This dish is packed with calories and can be served as a meal or with vegetables.

Prep time: 45 minutes

What you need:

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1/3 cup onion, diced
  • 8 ounces ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/2 cup beef gravy
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon marjoram
  • 1 cup high-calorie mashed potatoes, prepared

What to do:

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF (176ºC).
  2. Heat skillet and add 1 teaspoon oil. Add mushrooms, garlic, and onions and sauté until tender, about 7 minutes.
  3. Transfer mixture to bowl.
  4. Cook beef until brown in skillet over medium heat, approximately 8 minutes.
  5. Add flour and stir for 2 minutes.
  6. Add sauteed vegetable mixture, gravy, carrot, Worcestershire, and marjoram..
  7. Simmer for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  8. Spoon beef mixture into a small baking dish or two oven-safe bowls.
  9. Spoon mashed potatoes over top of beef mixture.
  10. Bake until heated through and golden brown, approximately 25 minutes.
  11. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutritional analysis (per serving):

  • 922 calories
  • 34g protein
  • 72g fat
  • 931mg sodium
  • 111mg calcium

Serves: 2

Serving size: 1-1/4 cups

Note: Nutritional analysis may vary depending on ingredient brands used.

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