Elk Shepherd's Pie


mashed potatoes (your favorite recipe or instant)
1/2 lb ground elk meat
1/4 tsp Italian dressing
salt and pepper to taste
1 small onion, diced
1 parsnip, peeled and diced
2 c frozen mixed vegetables
1 TB butter, melted
1/4 tsp garlic powder


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Stir together the elk meat, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper in a skillet over medium-high heat until meat is no longer pink.
Spread the cooked elk meat into a 9-inch pie plate or baking dish and return the skillet to the stove.
Place the onion, parsnip and garlic powder in the skillet, season to taste with salt and pepper and cook until the turnip has softened, about 10 minutes Stir in the mixed vegetables and cook an additional 5 minutes then spread in the pie plate over the elk. Finally spread the mashed potatoes evenly over the top and brush with the melted butter.
Bake for 30 minutes or until the pie begins to turn golden brown.