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Mini lentil shepherd's pies recipe! Comfort food at its best, super easy to make! #vegan #veggiepie #lentilpie | via @annabanana.co

Mini Lentil Shepherd's Pies

These veggie shepherd's pies are comfort food at its best! Really easy to prepare, great for a week day dinner for the whole family! They are also freezable!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Vegan
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 55 minutes
Servings 4 pies
433 kcal
Author Anna

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp vegan butter of choice or olive oil plus extra to grease the pie dishes
  • 1 large red onion (chopped)
  • 2 medium carrots (diced or chopped)
  • 4 medium celery stalks (chopped)
  • 4 small garlic cloves (finely chopped)
  • 150 g chestnut mushrooms (chopped)
  • 2 tsp thyme leaves
  • 250 g lentils
  • 100 ml red wine (optional)
  • 900 ml vegetable stock
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree

For the mashed potato topping:

  • 850 g potatoes (peeled and cut into chunks, Maris Piper works well)
  • 75 g vegan butter
  • 100 ml milk of choice

Instructions

  1. To make the filling, heat the butter or oil in a large saucepan and gently fry the onion, carrots, celery and garlic until soft, about 15 minutes. Turn up the heat, add the mushrooms, then cook for further 3-4 minutes. Add the thyme and lentils. Pour over vegetable stock and wine (if using). Simmer gently, uncovered for about 40 minutes until the lentils are soft. If the mixture is drying out, you can add a bit more water or stock.

  2. Place the potatoes in a large pan, pour over boiling water and boil for 15 minutes, until tender. Drain well, mash them with butter and milk, and season with salt and pepper.

  3. Remove the lentils from the heat, add tomato puree, stir well. Add seasoning to your taste and a generous pinch of black pepper.

  4. Heat the oven to 180C. Butter your small pie dishes and spoon in the lentil mixture, then top with mash. You can also use a piping bag to do that. Bake for 30-35 minutes until golden. Serve with peas or beans on side. Enjoy!

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