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Snowman Party Stew

Youngsters will dig right into this playful potato-topped pie, loaded with ground beef and vegetables. The dashing details are easy to add after baking.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Cook: 15 min.
  • Makes
    6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen vegetables for stew, divided
  • 1 can (10-1/4 ounces) beef gravy
  • 2 cups mashed potatoes (prepared with a small amount of milk)
  • 16 whole black peppercorns
  • 1/4 cup ketchup

Directions

  • In a skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Remove 24 peas and one carrot chunk from the stew vegetables; set aside. Add the remaining vegetables to beef. Cook until vegetables are thawed. Add gravy; mix well.
  • Pour into an ungreased 9-in. pie plate. Top with eight mashed potato snowmen, using 1 tablespoon of potatoes for each head and 3 tablespoons for each body. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, with a sharp knife, cut the reserved carrot into eight strips. Insert one strip into each snowman for a nose. Place three reserved peas on each for buttons. Add peppercorns for eyes. Drizzle ketchup between head and body to form a scarf.
Editor's Note: If serving small children, remove the peppercorns.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 213 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 546mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 14g protein.

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