21 October 2011

Crabby Shepherd's Pie (GF)

Oh, boy.  This is an easy one.  It's not even really a pie and really should be called shepherd's casserole or something. 

The first thing you do is preheat your oven to 400°F/200°C and make some gravy (there are some GF gravy tips at that link).  Once your gravy is done, get yourself some veggies (I use mixed frozen veggies when I am short on time) and steam or boil them until tender (if you don't, this will increase the baking time).  To make the 'pie' a little more filling, you can add some TVP or seitan (seitan is not GF) or even some cooked lentils or some small kind of cooked bean, although I prefer to add cooked buckwheat.  Mix the veggies and the other filling into the gravy and pour into a small casserole dish.
Pasta is not a typical shepherd's pie side dish.  ;p

Now you need to make some mashed potatoes.  I linked you up to an old recipe of mine, but make them however you like.  Feel free to use instant if you are lazy or in a hurry.  Anyway, when the mashed potatoes are ready, spread that mash across the top of the gravy-covered stuff in the casserole dish.

If you haven't pre-cooked the vegetables, cover the dish and bake until bubbly, uncover and bake a further 10-15 minutes.  If you have pre-cooked the veggies, you just need to bake everything for about 10-15 minutes.  The top of the mashed potatoes should just be starting to brown up and the gravy should be bubbling up around the sides of the dish.

1 comment:

  1. OH YES! I love shepherds pie, I haven't made it yet this year but it's definitely getting to be the season for it.