Shepherd’s Pie

Did you know that the original term for shepherd’s pie was cottage pie? Back in the day, years ago, potatoes were fairly cheap to grow. The term cottage came about because the people who frequently cooked this dish were peasants who can only afford cheap crops, like potatoes and veggies. The actual term shepherd’s pie only pertains to dishes like cottage pie but with lamb.

So I should probably start thinking of a new name since cottage pie is potatoes and beef & shepherd’s pie is potatoes and lamb. Comment some suggestions haha.

Anyway, I am not a huge fan of frozen veggies. When my brother lived with us, he was on such a small budget, he would eat chicken tenders and a whole bag of frozen veggies. It used to gross me out! I also don’t’ like corn, so this recipe was hard for me.

Luckily, my mom is a master in the kitchen & can make a rock taste good lol.

She whipped this bad boy up in minutes and all taste testers were happy to be of assistance haha.

We used morningstar crumbles, which is basically a ground beef alternative. I’ve also used the crumbles in lasagna, they absorb seasoning well. Like many plant-based alternatives, this is not a left-over kind of meal. Eat it the same day, it gets mushy after 24hrs.

So here it is! Our plant-based [insert name here] pie.

P.S we were so excited to get this in the oven, we forget to make the mashed potatoes look all fancy. So pardon the half-ass mashies.

DifficultyAdvanced

Yields1 Serving
 8 medium-sized potatoes
 3 cups Morning Star Crumbles (or cooked lentils)
 2 cups mixed veggies
 ½ yellow onion
 1 tbsp parsley
 1 tbsp oregano
 2 tbsp mojito (garlic sauce)
 ½ veggie stock
 1 tbsp tomato sauce
 2 tbsp butter
 ¼ cup non-dairy milk
1

Before starting the crumbles, boil potatoes. We used 8 potatoes, peeled and diced to medium size cubes.

2

Boil potatoes till you can put a fork right through them. Once you start to see a boil, start to cook your veggie crumbles.

3

Place pan on medium heat

4

In the pan, add Morning Star Griller Crumbles *

5

Crush crumbles to desired consistency, cook until warmed and brown.

6

Remove crumbles from pan, in the same pan cook onions till soft.

7

Add garlic and vegetable stock, place crumbles back into mixture.

8

Stir for about 3-5 minutes. Then add all dry ingredients.

9

Continue to mix while adding tomato sauce.

10

Lastly, add mixed veggies and mix till your preference.

11

Cook on medium for 15 minutes.

12

While the veggies are cooking, start making your mashed potatoes.

13

Preheat oven to 375.

14

Remove potatoes from pot into a bowl big enough to mash them up.

15

Turn off veggie crumbles after 15 minutes on medium heat & let sit till your mashed potatoes are done.

16

Add butter, a bit salt to your potatoes & get to mashing!

17

Remove crumbles from pan, place a layer of mashed potatoes on the bottom of the skillet (less then half an inch), this allows a better scoop once all is mixed.

18

Add crumbles, lightly pack to get an even layer.

19

Add top layer of mashed potatoes, pack again to make a flat layer.

20

Bake at 375 for 30-35 minutes.

Ingredients

 8 medium-sized potatoes
 3 cups Morning Star Crumbles (or cooked lentils)
 2 cups mixed veggies
 ½ yellow onion
 1 tbsp parsley
 1 tbsp oregano
 2 tbsp mojito (garlic sauce)
 ½ veggie stock
 1 tbsp tomato sauce
 2 tbsp butter
 ¼ cup non-dairy milk

Directions

1

Before starting the crumbles, boil potatoes. We used 8 potatoes, peeled and diced to medium size cubes.

2

Boil potatoes till you can put a fork right through them. Once you start to see a boil, start to cook your veggie crumbles.

3

Place pan on medium heat

4

In the pan, add Morning Star Griller Crumbles *

5

Crush crumbles to desired consistency, cook until warmed and brown.

6

Remove crumbles from pan, in the same pan cook onions till soft.

7

Add garlic and vegetable stock, place crumbles back into mixture.

8

Stir for about 3-5 minutes. Then add all dry ingredients.

9

Continue to mix while adding tomato sauce.

10

Lastly, add mixed veggies and mix till your preference.

11

Cook on medium for 15 minutes.

12

While the veggies are cooking, start making your mashed potatoes.

13

Preheat oven to 375.

14

Remove potatoes from pot into a bowl big enough to mash them up.

15

Turn off veggie crumbles after 15 minutes on medium heat & let sit till your mashed potatoes are done.

16

Add butter, a bit salt to your potatoes & get to mashing!

17

Remove crumbles from pan, place a layer of mashed potatoes on the bottom of the skillet (less then half an inch), this allows a better scoop once all is mixed.

18

Add crumbles, lightly pack to get an even layer.

19

Add top layer of mashed potatoes, pack again to make a flat layer.

20

Bake at 375 for 30-35 minutes.

Shepherds Pie
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