It was SOOOOO yummy!! The girls had no idea I even used fake meat. I was so excited that it went over so well! Of course you can take this recipe and use real meat, but if you're a vegetarian this will go over great with your carnivore friends and family!
I browsed the internet for the perfect vegetarian shepherds pie recipe and didn't find one I liked, so just browsed the old fashioned version and ended up just taking a few things from certain recipes I found and making one completely my own way. As of course some of you probably would expect by now.
1 package fake meat crumbles
1 can sweet corn
1 can green beans
5 or 6 large peeled and mashed potatoes (or you can sub boxed but I don't have measurements for that)
about a half a cup of cheese
1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce. I used it and can't even pronounce it.
1/2 - 1 cup diced onion
1 medium zucchini
For the potatoes:
2 cups vegetable stock
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter
salt and pepper to taste
Put the vegetable stock into a pot and then fill the rest of the way with water and set to boil.
Scrub potatoes. Peel and dice into small-ish pieces and allow to cook til tender enough to mash.
Pour in milk and mash everything together. Add butter. Mash until all is mixed.
Chop onion and zucchini.
In large skillet saute crumbles with onion. Add some olive oil or butter if needed.
Once cooked thoroughly add in the Worcestershire sauce and zucchini and mix well. If you want to add in some salt and pepper do so now.
Open and drain the cans of corn and green beans.
Spray crock pot or casserole dish with non-stick spray.
Put meat mixture into crock pot or casserole dish. Pour the can of corn on top of the meat in an even layer. Do the same with the green beans. Finish with a layer of mashed potatoes. Top with cheese.
Set crock pot to Warm or Low and allow flavors to meld and cheese to melt for at least two hours.
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and bake for 25-30 mins.
I promise this will be a new favorite! Enjoy!!