Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie


1 1/2 pounds of soy meatless ground (Boca or Yves work best)
1 large onion - chopped
1/2 cup of carrots - chopped
1 cup of peas (can also use corn or both. just use ½ cup of each)
1 tablespoon of parsley
Salt and pepper - for taste
1/2 teaspoon of thyme
1/2 teaspoon of sage


First preheat the oven to 400 degrees and wash and peel the potatoes. Cut them into quarters and boil in salted water (around a 1/2 tablespoon) until soft - around 20 to 25 minutes. While the potatoes are cooking, you can melt a 1/2 stick of butter in a large skillet or frying pan. Put the onions in the pan and cook on medium heat for 15 minutes. Next, add your carrots because they will need more cooking time than your meatless ground, peas or corn - even if you choose to use frozen peas or corn. Cook carrots until they are tender, another 10 minutes or so, and then add meatless ground, peas and/or corn. Add
While your meatless ground and veggies are cooking, mash your potatoes in a bowl with the rest of the butter and the cream or milk - you can also use an electric mixer to make them them extra creamy. Once the meatless ground is cooked, place the mixture on the bottom of a casserole or baking dish and the mashed potatoes on top. Try to rough up the mashed potatoes with a fork so they make peaks that crisp up. Cook the dish for 30 minutes - or until potatoes are crisp on top. *If you don't want a vegetarian dish, you can replace meatless ground with real


A great money-saving dish to make is shepherd's pie. Shepherd's pie is a classic Irish meal that includes simple ingredients like potatoes, carrots and peas, most of which you already have in your pantry or refrigerator. It's a savory, filling meal that will feed your whole family, with leftovers.




Thursday, March 18, 2010 - 2:33pm


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