Saturday, January 7, 2012

Healthy Kidney Bean and Veggie Shepherd's Pie

I'm still in comfort food mode but what I've been eating over the holiday months have contained way too much sugar, fat, white bread, etc. I'm in the process of cleaning it up a bit and focusing on beans, whole grains, vegetables and lots of them. Today I eased into it by making this healthy version of a shepherd's pie. I sauteed onions, carrots, celery, bell peppers, broccoli and mushrooms and added kidney beans with veggie broth, miso paste and tamari soy sauce for flavor. I topped the pie with leftover mashed potatoes I had in the fridge that I didn't want to waste. I would have used sweet potatoes otherwise. The pie came out really delicious and I'm glad I was able to incorporate healthy beans and veg into this comfort food classic.


Pie out of the oven.

6 comments:

Heliotrope Tree House said...

Looks great! I was inspired by your precious sheperd's pie posts and made one...But it came out very soupy. :( Like mashed potato soup. Whhhaaaa. I'm learning. I'll try again, this time won't add so much broth. Thank you for all your yummy posts. Keep 'em coming. You inspire me to keep eating healthy.

kmouse said...

Try adding a bit of cornstarch/cold water mixture to your filling while it simmers. :)

Linda said...

Thanks KMouse for that tip. I would have forgotten to do this and it's an important step in making it come out right. I plan on adding a lot of herb seasonings and Bragg's Aminos instead of the other seasonings. Nice blog.

Malin @ veganparade.tumblr.com said...

Oh I love vegan shepards pie! I made one with sweet potato and chickpeas at the bottom last week. Yours looks lovely!

Sara said...

Yummy I will try this version for sure!

The last few times I have made shepherds pie I have used this recipe but used soya mince instead of lentils. I highly recommend it!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/lentilshepherdspiewi_93532

MegSmith @ Cooking.In.College said...

Just found your blog and I am loving all of your recipes. This one look delicious!