Friday, September 27, 2013

Lindy Loo's Kick-Ass Shepherd's Pie

(Alas, shepherd's pie is not quite the pin-up
when it comes to being photographed)

Finally perfected my shepherd's pie recipe. Can't stop eating it. Belly. About. To. Explode.

Make immediately.

Happy fall cooking, everyone!

  • 10-12 small yukon gold potatoes
  • 1/2 c. - 1 c. plain soy/rice milk
  • 1/4 c. Earth Balance vegan margarine + 3 T. more vegan margarine
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • Large container of white mushrooms (12 oz?), quartered
  • 1/4 c. flour
  • 1/2 c. diced celery
  • 1 c. diced baby carrots
  • 4 to 6 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 t. dried thyme
  • 2 15-oz cans of lentils, drained
  • 1 c. frozen peas
  • 2 c. vegetable broth
  • 1/2 c. plain soy/rice milk
  • 2 T. nutritional yeast
  • A few vigorous dashes of sage powder

Boil your potatoes until tender. Mash with 1/4 c. vegan margarine and 1/2 c. to 1 c. soy/rice milk, depending on how whipped you like your mashed potatoes.

While the potatoes are boiling, melt your remaining 3 T. margarine in a large pot. Add your onions and cook until they start getting translucent and then add your mushrooms, carrots, and celery and saute until the mushrooms start darkening. Add your garlic and cook a minute or two longer, until the garlic is aromatic. Add the flour and cook, stirring, for a minute or two longer.

Add the remaining filling ingredients. Bring to a boil, remove from heat, and set aside.

Line a 9x13 casserole with your mashed potatoes, spreading up the sides. Pour in the gravy and veggies. Bake in a preheated oven at 375 for 40 to 50 minutes.

Serves a whole helluva lot, if you can  make yourself stop eating.


Helen Bird said...

Ooh, veggies on top, potatoes below and on sides - I've never seen it done like this! I can tell it's damn delicious though. Feel free to send leftovers.

Kristen said...

I absolutely LOVE shepherd's pie but my husband and daughter despise it. How, I have no idea, but maybe I will make myself a mini version of this for lunch this week.

jenne said...

just found your blog...I'm glad you're still blogging... you're hilarious... haven't tried any recipes yet... but I look forward to the "tuna" salad and the shepherd's pie.. I like your style... signed Omnivore, temporarily on the darkside for health reasons...

Arlene Joyce said...

Your color scheme is EXTREMELY hard to read. Please consider another. I love the recipe for mock tuna and your totally irreverent attitude. But I am giving up on your blog because it takes so long to read with the extreme color scheme.