Shepherds pie

Serves 4

  • 6 medium potatoes – peeled
  • 3 tbsp soya margarine
  • 4 tbsp soya milk
  • 1 onion – peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves – peeled and crushed
  • 225g frozen soya mince
  • 1 x 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
  • Mixed herbs
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Vegetable stock cube
  • 50g frozen peas
  • 1 carrot – peeled and finely chopped

Method

  1. Peel the potatoes and quarter them. Boil them in a pan for about 15 minutes until soft. Mash the potatoes with the margarine and milk.
  2. Fry the onion and garlic in a little oil until softened.
  3. Add the soya mince, vegetable stock, tomatoes, carrots, peas, herbs and salt and pepper. Simmer for about 20-30 minutes.
  4. Pre-heat the oven to 220C/425F/Gas Mark 7.
  5. Pour soya mixture into an ovenproof dish, and place mashed potato on top. Smooth down with a fork.
  6. Cook in the oven for about 20 minutes until the top has browned.