Friday, March 11, 2011

Shepards Pie

Mashed potatoes has to be one of my favourites, then put it in the oven so it gets a golden top, even better! This is my recipe for a great and hearty VEGAN shepards pie.

You Will Need:
Mash: 8-10 Potatoes, Salt, Pepper, Dairy Free Margarine, Vegan Cooking Cream and Nutmeg.
Mince: 400-600g Vegan Mince (or TVP), Salt, Pepper, 2 Carrots, handful of Peas, Mushroom Soy Sauce, 200-400ml Water and 1-2 Brown Onions. (1tbs Plain Flour mixed with 100ml Water)
(Large oven-proof dish and oil for frying)

  • Peel your potatoes and boil them in water with some salt until soft.
  • While the potatoes are cooking, peel your carrots and onions. Cut them into even chunks.
  • In a pan heat your oil. Gently fry your onion and carrots for a few minutes. 
  • Add your mince, salt, pepper and mushroom soy sauce. Also adding 200-400 ml of water. Let the mince gently simmer until the carrots are soft.
  • Now add your peas and let it all simmer a few more minutes. Add your flour and water mix if you desire a thicker and creamier mince.
  • Taste and spice more if needed. You might also have to add more water if most of the liquid had been evaporated during the simmering.
  • Mash your potatoes and add margarine and cooking cream until soft and smooth. Spice your mash with salt, pepper and a few pinches of nutmeg. Taste!
  • Now assemble your shepards pie with the mince mix on the bottom and gently spreading the mashed potatoes on top.
  • Cook for 20-30min (or until golden) in a oven pre heated to 200C / 390C.

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