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Lentil Shepherd's Pie

Lentil Shepherd's Pie

If you're looking for a vegetarian shepherd's pie recipe, or just want to try a shepherd's pie that is a bit healthier and lower in fat than traditional meat-based shepherd's pies, try this vegetarian and cholesterol-free recipe which uses lentils instead of meat.
Ingredients:

1/2 pound lentils, cooked and drained
1 onion, diced
1/2 teaspoon crumbled fresh sage
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1 pinch dried oregano
1 teaspoon salt
dash cayenne pepper
3 large potatoes, cooked
1/2 to 1 cup hot soy milk
margarine to taste

Instructions:

Pre-heat the oven to 400ºF.
In a large mixing bowl, mash the cooked lentils thoroughly and add the onion and seasonings.
Put the lentil mixture in a lightly oiled casserole dish.
In a separate bowl, mash the potatoes and add the hot soy milk, margarine and salt.
Beat by hand or with an electric mixer until fluffy.
Spread the mashed potatoes on top of the mashed lentils and bake for 20 minutes or until the potatoes are dry on top.
Place the pie under the broiler to brown on top.
Serve warm.

Posted by Sass
By Jolinda Hackett, About.com Guide

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