Vegan Shepherd’s Pie
This is a non-traditional shepherd’s pie to which I have added chipotle pepper and cilantro. If you don’t like those flavors, you could substitute thyme and parsley, maybe rosemary.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves chopped
- 1 onion diced
- 2 large carrots diced small
- 4 large parsnips diced small
- 3-4 celery stalks, diced small
- 1 package St. Yves ground “beef”
- 1 can diced tomatoes DRAINED (14.5)
- 1 can tomato paste
- 3 large potatoes
- ½ cup of “milk” – soy, rice, almond
- 1 handful of chopped cilantro
- ½ teaspoon chipotle pepper
- 1 cup vegetable broth
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Peel, chop, and boil potatoes until soft enough to mash. Drain and place in big bowl. Add ½ cup regular unflavored soy milk, chopped cilantro, Dijon mustard, chipotle pepper, and salt. Mash by hand OR use electric mixer to mix to desired texture. Set aside.
Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil to frying pan. Add garlic, onions, carrots, parsnips and celery. Saute until golden and soft, about 10-12 minutes. Add St. Yves mince meat, tomato paste, tomatoes, and veggie stock. Stir until evenly distributed, about 3 minutes or until the mixture becomes kind of thick. Remove from heat.
Place “meaty bottom” in rectangular glass casserole (9 x 4 x 2). Smooth “potato top” on top of meat mixture.
Bake in oven for 20 minutes or until desired golden top. Allow to cool for 5 minutes. Serves 3-6.