Very similar to Shepherd's Pie, Cottage Pie is made with beef instead of lamb. Our version - baked in individual ramekins to help you get it on the table fast - replaces the potato topping with convenient, delicious frozen squash puree. Make it a Meal: Serve with Romaine, Red Onion & Orange Salad.
Active Time: 30 Minutes
Total Time: 40 Minutes
Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until beginning to soften, about 2 minutes. Reduce heat to medium, stir in beef, tomato paste and flour, and cook, stirring, until the beef is mostly browned, about 3 minutes. Add broth, scraping up any browned bits with a wooden spoon. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring occasionally, until the broth is the consistency of thick gravy, about 4 minutes. Stir in spinach, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder; cook until the spinach is just wilted, about 1 minute. Remove from the heat.
Place squash in a fine-mesh sieve and gently press on it to extract excess liquid. Transfer to a bowl. Stir in the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder. Divide the meat mixture among four 10-ounce broiler-safe ramekins. Top each with about 1/2 cup of the squash. Place the ramekins on a baking sheet. Broil until heated through and bubbling around the edges, about 10 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese and broil until it is just melted, about 3 minutes more.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (404g)|
|Recipe Makes: 4 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 202 (55%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 22.4g||30 %|
|Saturated Fat 6.5g||32 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 10g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 3.6g|
|Cholesterol 57.8mg||18 %|
|Sodium 439.7mg||15 %|
|Potassium 1289.6mg||34 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 24.2g||7 %|
|Dietary Fiber 4.8g||19 %|
|Sugars, other 19.5g|
|Protein 20.6g||29 %|
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Calories per serving: 370
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