Beyond Beef Shepherd's Pie
A rustic plant-based meat pie, topped with buttery mashed potatoes. Make it vegan or vegetarian. Gluten-free.
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1/3 cup onion, diced
- 1 340g Beyond Beef, plant-based ground
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed (or substitute with 1 teaspoon dried)
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste (or substitute with ketchup)
- 1.5 cup mixed frozen peas and corns
- salt, to taste
- 4 cups potatoes, about 2 inch pieces
- 1/4 cup butter or margarine
- milk or cream (to taste)
- extra butter or margarine, melted
- 2 tablespoons green onion or chives, finely minced
Make the mashed potatoes
Prep: Cut the potatoes into evenly sized pieces. Measure out the butter or margarine.
Put the potatoes in a large pot and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil, turn down to a simmer, and cook until the potatoes can easily be pierced with a fork, about 15 minutes or so. Drain the potatoes, and then return them to the pot, with the heat on its lowest. When the water left in the pan is evaporated, add the butter or margarine and mash. Add milk/cream of choice and/or more butter, until desired consistency is reached. Taste and add salt and pepper, if desired.
Make the filling
Prep: Dice the onion. Get the garlic ready to crush. Measure out the tomato paste and frozen vegetables.
Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Add the onions and cook for about 5 minutes until they are softening and slightly brown. Add the Beyond Beef ground and fry for about 5 minutes, breaking up the meat with a spoon or spatula. Stir in the garlic and tomato paste. Cook for a few minutes. Stir in the frozen vegetables and heat until cooked through. Taste and adjust seasonings, adding salt and pepper as needed.
Assembling and finishing the Shepherd's Pie
Spoon the Beyond Beef mixture into a casserole dish. Layer the mashed potatoes on top. Drizzle on extra butter or margarine, if desired.
Bake the pie for about 10-15 minutes, until the top is starting to brown slightly.
Storage and Reheating
This is best fresh but it will keep well in the fridge for 2-3 days. Reheat slowly, optionally adding more butter or margarine on top.
Nutrition information is an estimate only, based on using butter.
Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 132mg | Potassium: 164mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2628IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg