Tonight’s dinner — Jerk Shepard’s Pie. Everything tastes better jerked. 🙂
The topping here can be modified in a number of ways: for instance, omit the potatoes and use more cauliflower and beans to make it low-glycemic or use sweet potatoes instead of Russet or Yukon Gold. I personally included the potatoes because 1) I LOVE potatoes and 2) without the potatoes, the cauliflower and beans either taste more granular or taste like a puree (in my.
It’s a little bit of work, but when you are listening to Bruno Mars reggae covers (like Marry You and It Will Rain) the time passes quite quickly.
Hope you have fun making this. I know I did!!
2 cups brown and/or green lentils
1 cup tomato sauce
1/4 cup vegan Worstcheshire sauce
1 tbsp dried thyme
1/4 cup chopped onion (optional)
3 stalks celery (chopped)
1/4 cup (or 3 tbsp) dry Jerk seasoning
2 cups of frozen mixed vegetables (corn, green peas, green beans, carrots — I used PC’s Frozen Vegetable Medley to make things simpler)
1 head of cauliflower
4 -5 Yukon gold potatoes
1 can of white kidney beans, Great Northern beans or white small pearl beans (or 1 1/2 cups cooked)
1/2 cup almond milk (or another non-dairy milk)
2 tbsp vegan butter (optional)
Salt (to taste)
- Preheat oven at 350 degrees.
- Cook the lentils according to package directions. This should take around 30-40 mins. While the lentils are cooking, you can work on cooking the potatoes and cauliflower (see step 4). Once cooked, stir in all of the other ingredients (if you used the PC frozen vegetables, you may want to break up the green beans and baby carrots into smaller pieces).
- In a large baking dish, spread your lentil filling.
- Cook your potatoes until tender. Steam the head of cauliflower until soft.
- Combine the cauliflower, Yukon gold potatoes and beans in a bowl. Add the other ingredients. Mash them with a potato masher or immersion blender.
- Top the lentil filling with the cauliflower, potato, white bean mash.
- Bake for 30 mins or under the mash turns crusty and the edges are brown and bubbly. Serve hot.