Vegan Shepherds Pie

This is a fantastic shepherds pie that everyone will love. It is tasty, satisfying and packed full of plant based goodness!

Ingredients, serves 4 with sides

1 onion, finely chopped

1 carrot, chopped into 1cm chunks

2 tsp fresh thyme leaves

1 can green lentils with water

250 grams mushrooms, finely chopped

250 ml passata

100 ml water

2 heaped tsp miso paste

1 tsp strawberry jam

1 level tsp onion granuals

1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

1.1kg potatoes

Vegan margarine

Method

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.

Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a heavy bottomed pan and then add the onion and carrot. Cook on a low/medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring frequently.

Add all the other ingredients and stir together well. Bring up to a simmer. Leave to simmer on a low heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

In the meantime, peel and roughly chop the potatoes. Place them in a large pan of boiling water and boil for 10 minutes or until the potatoes are just about ready to mash. When ready, drain the water and add 2 heaped tbsps of vegan margarine and salt to taste. Add more margarine if you wish. Mash up with a potato masher.

When the filling mixture is ready, transfer into a deep baking dish, roughly 9×6 inches. Spoon the mash potato on top and smooth over with a fork.

Bake for approximately 1 hour or until the top is crispy.

Enjoy!

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