Sausage and Bean Shepherd’s Pie

Easy Food Recipes and Cooking - ‘Sausage’ and Bean Shepherd’s Pie

Sausage and Bean Shepherd’s Pie

- 1 400g (14 oz) tin borlotti beans
- 3 Tbsp tomato paste
- 1 cup (8 oz) tomato pulp
- 1 onion, very finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped salt to taste
- ½ tsp stevia, or other sweetener of your choice a little water
- 5 vegan sausages, fried or grilled, then cut into slices and set aside
- 1 cup vegan cheese (optional) olive oil for frying
- 150g (5 oz) instant mashed potato - Make according to instructions on packet, add margarine, creamy vegan milk and salt to this for best results – you must add the vegan margarine, or else the potatoes won’t go golden.

1. Fry your onions and garlic in a skillet pan (I used a small cast iron gratin dish), then add the tomato paste, and the beans, and stir.

2. Preheat your oven to 400ºF (200ºC)

3. Next, add a little bit of water, the salt, tomato pulp, and your sweetener, and cook until thick, but not too thick.

4. Then remove, and make your mashed potatoes.

5. Add your grated ‘cheese’ on top of the bean mix, and add the cooked sausages on top of this.

6. Your final layer is your mash – so spoon it on top, and then place in your pre-heated hot oven (put a spoon of marg. in the centre, it will melt and make the potatoes golden).

7. The dish is ready when the mashed potatoes are nicely golden on top. Serve and enjoy!