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Vegan Shepherd’s Pie is the perfect meatless, hearty meal.
This post is sponsored; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
This time of year, I long for hearty, comfort meals. Do you? We have been working to fit in at least 1-2 meatless meals a week to give some balance to our menu. I’ll admit some weeks I fail miserably, but my entire family was in love with this Vegan Shepherd’s Pie.
I decided to use lentils in this dish along with lots of mushrooms. Did you know mushrooms are a great source of antioxidants, vitamins, and fiber?
As a kid, I had an aversion to mushrooms. I actually thought they were all poisonous because our parents told us not to eat those mushrooms that grow in the yard. I told my grandma they were when she was making us spaghetti as a kid. Wouldn’t you know it…she got sick! She got very sick, it wasn’t the mushrooms though it was something else entirely; however, I associated them with that for a very long time.
It wasn’t until I hit adulthood that I realized they were actually really good, and I basically gave them a bad rap all these years. Sad, isn’t it? I have been making up for it because between this Vegan Shepherd’s Pie and Stuffed Mushrooms, I eat them quite a bit!
I sauteed the mushrooms and onions in a few tablespoons of Pompeian Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil. It gives a nice subtle flavor to the mushrooms and onions, plus makes them so soft and delicious. It is USDA certified organic, making it a great choice for your recipes.
I enjoy that it has a robust, full flavor, which really compliments this meal.
Once I had the vegetables nicely sauteed, I added in additional mixed vegetables, beef broth, and seasonings. I decided to add in just a bit of Vegan flour to get it a bit more thick in consistency, just a tablespoon.
Then, I topped the entire dish with some homemade mashed potatoes. I like to spread them out across a 9×13 dish. Once they bake in the oven, let them get to where the tips of the potatoes are nicely browned to perfection.
This Vegan Shepherd’s Pie was scrumptious and perfect on a cold day. I suggest you check out even more that’s #TrendingintheKitchen on social media too.