Meatless Monday 


Hello Dear Reader,

Shepherdess pie is a real favourite here. It’s probably one of the cheapest meals we eat on a regular basis. Another winter staple with just about every meal is cabbage. This poor specimen had languished in the bottom of the fridge and had gone a bit yellow but waste not want not. Here’s my very easy recipe. 

1 onion chopped

1/2 head of celery – finely diced

3 large carrots – finely diced

1 cup of lentil

1 tbsp of oil

 2 cloves of Garlic – crushed

Tin of haricot beans or a tin of baked beans.

3/4 litre of veg stock 

Seasoning – I add a big splash of Worcestershire sauce and plenty of salt and pepper.

Mashed potatoes

All all the ingredients except the stock and mashed potatoes to a pot and sauté. Add the stock and cook until the lentils and carrots are soft. 

Spoon into a baking dish, cover in mashed potato and placed under a searingly hot grill.

Serve with anything you like. On a cold, can’t be bothered sort of nights, a tin of carrots and peas and some limp cabbage will do.

So cheap and simple but we love it.

Until tomorrow,

Love Froogs xxx

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10 thoughts on “Meatless Monday 

  1. We often have veggie cottage pie (bungalow pie here), one of my favourite cheapies is any leftover veg, mix in a can of baked beans and top with the mash, even nicer if there’s a bit of cheese around to go on top! We have just had slow cooker veg casserole with suet pudding on the side, so cheap and filling on a cold night.

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  2. I like this pie very much, make it quite a lot. Also use a similar combo with veggie mince. Baked beans add a bit of colour, as does the Worcester sauce.
    Nothing wrong with tinned peas! They’re quite tasty.

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  3. I need to get my two carnivores weaned onto this. I’ve already added 50%-ish lentils to the lamb mince in shepherds pie to save on the meat and they didn’t notice. Let’s see how far I can go!

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  4. Just by chance was planning to have a version of this yesterday. Your version is lovely, the top is crunchy and the bottom is full of flavour. Thanks.x

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  5. My little boy gets poorly eating lentils but this recipe has inspired me to use a frozen beef bone from the roast at the weekend (it has a fair amount of meat stuck to it) to make a cottage pie.

    Thanks, as always, for the inspiration.
    Nx

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