What a great first game of the series last night! The Cardinals have the most World Series wins in the National League and the second most overall, and it seems they’re off to a great start on another championship?
One thing’s for sure – my champion last night was that Tillamook Seven Layer Dip Recipe! The fresh mix of flavors was about as perfect as Ron Washington’s mustache.
What’s for dinner for tonight’s game? Shepherd’s Pie Topped with Cheddar Mashed Potatoes!
INGREDIENTS (serves 8)
2 pounds extra-lean ground beef
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup dice onion
1 large carrot, diced
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
3 tablespoons tomato paste
1 (14-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 cups mashed potatoes
4 cups shredded Tillamook Sharp Cheddar Cheese, divided in half
2 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté the onion and carrot until softened, about 8 to 10 minutes. Add the garlic, and cook for 3 minutes. Stir in the ground beef, and cook until browned. Add the Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, crushed tomatoes, and pepper, and cook about 10 minutes, or until the mixture thickens. Spoon into a 9 by 13-inch baking dish.
Combine the mashed potatoes with 1/2 the cheese and parsley in a medium bowl. Spread the potato mixture (an icing spatula is a great tool for this!) on top of the beef. Top with the remaining cheese. Place the pan on a baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes until bubbling. YUM!
Fun baseball fact: The New York Yankees of the American League have played in 40 World Series and won 27, both more than any other club. Tillamook has won well over 600 awards for our cheese and dairy products! Beat that Yankees…
Next game: Tillamook Cheddar Beer Soup (and yes, it does go great with beer)