Wednesday, January 13, 2010

{SHEPHERDS' PIE}

Our cousin, Lucy, just shared this recipe with us. It's yummy!

{Mashed Potato Topping}

6 medium potatoes
1 T vegan bullion
soymilk
salt and pepper to taste

{Filling}

1 medium onion, chopped
3 carrots, chopped
1 c spinach, chopped
1 can diced tomatoes (I blended these.)
2-3 garlic cloves, minced
2 c cooked lentils, slightly mashed (1 c dried)
1/2 t basil
1/2 t salt
1 T soy sauce

{Layer on top of Filling}

2 cans green beans
1 can corn

{Sprinkle over Mashed Potatoes}

2 T nutritional yeast
freshly ground pepper

• Cook lentils.
• Boil potatoes in water & vegan bullion until soft.
• Meanwhile, in a saucepan, saute onions and garlic until soft.
• Add the carrots and cook until soft. (Add water as needed.)
• Add the spinach, tomatoes, mashed lentils, basil, salt, and soy sauce.
• Allow to simmer, uncovered, until the liquid cooks off.
• In a large bowl, mash together the potatoes, soymilk, and salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
• Preheat oven to 350.

• Pour lentil mixture into a 9x13 baking dish.
• Layer with corn and beans.
• Layer with potatoes.
• Sprinkle nutritional yeast and pepper on top.
• Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes.

Note: I think next time I'll try cooking the whole lentil mixture at once in the pressure cooker. I'll let you know how it goes. I think I will also broil the whole thing for 5 minutes or so after it bakes, so the top is a little crispy.


Pressure Cooker Instructions:

As promised, I tried cooking the filling in the pressure cooker. It worked great! The only thing you may not like as well is the really soft carrots. If you don't want them that soft, just steam the carrots separately.

• Put all filling ingredients plus 1 1/2 to 2 cups liquid (including tomato liquid) in pressure cooker. (Do not precook lentils; use 1 cup dry lentils.)
• Cook on high pressure for 10 minutes, natural release.
• Follow assembly and baking instructions above.

4 comments:

Courtney said...

We are loving your blog. My husband and I (plus kids) were strict vegans for a year or so and loved it. However the past 6 months we have totally flopped as we have been living with family. We are looking forward to restarting as we start this new year. I just about printed off your whole blog this afternoon.
Thank you for posting.

Rebekah said...

just a note . . . we liked this even better left over.

ashley said...

I would love to feature your blog on my dieting blog, adailydoseofdieting.blogspot.com, I have done vegetarian recipes, and all things healthy. I plan on spotlighting your site on Saturday with a link to your blog! You have great recipes my readers will love.

Eliza said...

Cool, Thanks! I checked out your blog and it looks really fun!