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It’s no secret that my family LOVES hot sauce. We have an entire shelf in the refrigerator dedicated to all it. One of our favorites? Tabasco! And not just the original. We use the Chipotle Tabasco sauce table-side to add that smokey-spicy finishing touch to our meals, and I use the Tabasco Green Jalapeno Sauce for cooking. It’s mild enough for the kids, but still packs tons of flavor.
I particularly love to cook spicy foods in the winter and during the holidays. A little hot sauce can make a ho-hum casserole absolutely crave-able. Such is the case with this Tex-Mex Shepherd’s Pie recipe. It’s easy to make and can be prepped ahead of time so if you are doing a little holiday entertaining, you won’t be stuck in the kitchen while everyone else is making seasons bright!
This Tex-Mex Shepherd’s Pie, which uses Tabasco I picked up at Walmart, is amazingly adaptable. My version is vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free; no need to make anything extra for guests with special diets. But, if meat and cheese are your thing? Substitute ground beef or shredded chicken for the mushrooms and mix in some cheddar cheese to the potato mash!
I promise, if you give this recipe a try, it’ll quickly become a regular dish in your weekly meal plan. The mild spice from the Tabasco Green Jalapeno Sauce + lime = total flavor. And, if you’re a hot sauce fiend like me, you can top it with Chipotle Tabasco and some jalapenos for extra kick.
‘Cause that’s how we roll…
Fully assemble the dish (stew first, then the potato layer) and chill until ready to bake. If you put the dish in cold, add an extra 10 minutes to the total cooking time.