Vegan Shepards Pie
Shepards Pie was my favorite dish when I was a kid. Now I’m always looking for new ways to make a vegetarian or vegan Shepards Pie that doesn’t suck. I’ve tried it with lentils, and with sweet potatoes, and they both turned out really good. This time I tried replacing the meat with Cauliflower.
I chopped the cauliflower up along with tomato, bell peppers, white onion, celery, and carrots. I tossed it all with extra virgin olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, and sprinkled with Montreal steak spice – in an attempt to give it some of the flavor the meat would have.
I spread it all on a baking sheet with tin foil and cooked it in the oven at 450 until it looked finished.
Once the mixture was cooked I poured the it into baking dishes. I couldn’t find my big one so I used two small dishes.
Then I topped the “meat” mixture with corn and mashed potatoes And baked it in the oven at 350.
I sprinkled Smoked Paprika on top. I made one with cheese and one without. Yes, this is real cheese… I tried to use vegan cheese before but it’s just too disgusting. I’d rather top my food with dirt.
They both turned out really good. I’ll definitely make this again. I think next time I’ll do a mix of cauliflower and lentils boiled in beef bouillon… I know that’s cheating but I think it will make it taste better.
It does look like meat!