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Sweet Potato Shephard's Pie

     I love making new things in the kitchen.  Playing with the ingredients to make things taste different than what is expected, is fun for me.  I remembered a while back I had made a sweet potato shepherd's pie but I could not remember the recipe I used for it.  So I did what I usually do anyways, and put together my own, or what my husband calls it, actually cooking!  I looked at the other recipes out there and took some ideas from each, and made it to what I was looking for.

     I made it and waited for the reviews from the family.  I got a thumbs up from the husband, the toddler, myself, but not the five year old, nothing pleases her though.  She just wanted to take the meat out and eat only that.  It must have not been too bad for her though, because when told there would be no sweet dessert if she didn't eat, she did eventually consume it.

1 lb lean ground beef (I used 90% lean), or ground turkey
4 medium sweet potatoes
1 can of corn
1 medium onion diced
2 tbsp garlic ( I always use a lot more garlic)
1 cup tomato sauce
2 tbsp milk
2 tbsp butter

1.  Heat your oven to 350 degrees.  Spray 9x9 baking dish with cooking spray.
2.  Peel and cut up potatoes.  Boil a pot of water, add potatoes, and cook till soft, about 10 minutes.
3.  While the potatoes are cooking, cook the ground beef and onions together until there is no more pink in the meat.
4.  Add in the tomato sauce, corn, garlic, a dash of nutmeg, a dash of cinnamon, and salt and pepper to taste.  Warm up all together, and then add to a 9x9 baking dish.
5.  Mash the potatoes, add the butter and milk, and mix till smooth.  Add to the top of the meat mixture.
6.  Bake for 35 minutes.

Let me know if you tried it out and how you liked it!