*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                           Lentil Shepherd’s Pie
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Beans & Rice                     Main Dishes
                 Vegan
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2      tablespoons   vegetable oil
      3/4  cup           onion -- chopped
    2      cloves        garlic -- minced
    2      tablespoons   flour
    1 1/3  cups          vegetable broth
      1/4  tablespoon    dried thyme
                         salt & pepper to taste
    2      cups          lentils -- cooked
    1      10 oz. pkg    frozen mixed vegetables
                         (or 1 can of Veg-All, drained)
    2      cups          mashed potatoes (homemade or instant)
 
      Preheat oven o 375 degrees.  Grease a round casserole dish.  
      In a saucepan, heat oil over med-high heat.  Add onion & garlic; cook, sti
 rring, until softened, about 2 minutes.  Stir in the flour until absorbed.  Add
  the broth, thyme, salt, and pepper.  Cook, stirring, until mixture comes to a 
 boil.  Stir in the cooked lentils and mixed vegetables and spoon into casserole
  dish.
     Top with mashed potatoes, spreading evenly over top, leaving an air-hole in
  the middle.  Alternatively, place potatoes in a large pastry bag fitted with a
  large star tip.  Pipe the potatoes around the edge of the casserole dish.  
      Bake 40 minutes or until potatoes brown on top.
 
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 NOTES : Recipe is vegan if mashed potatoes are made vegan.