[Ladies, as an aside, these are man-pleaser meals. A friend of mine constantly hears from her husband that he wants "a bake" for supper. He's from Alaska, otherwise I think he'd just ask for a casserole--bless his heart--but warm from the oven meals that combine meat, cheese and/or a starch make grown men feel loved and looked-after, I tell you. The MM gets really excited when either one of these is on the menu.]
Southwestern Shepherd's Pie--a mix of sweet and spicy ground beef (cinnamon, cayenne), black beans, corn and bell pepper baked with a sweet potato crust. More prep than recipe #2 but a serious crowd pleaser and so, so good on a cold night.
Spiced Beef Cobbler with a Cheesy Cornbread Crust--same concept, fewer ingredients and ready in about half the time. The MM and I tag-teamed it while we put Ford to bed and sat down to eat it with a green salad by 7:30pm!
|Photo from Garden and Gun|