I have been trying to hop on board with the Meatless Monday gig for the longest time, but I forget more than I would like to admit. So last night I was rather hell bent on making sure it happened today, by choosing a recipe and soaking the lentils. What resulted was pretty darn good, despite missing something (we still haven’t quite put our fingers on it).
Simmer 1 cup of lentils with 1/2 cup of onions until soft. I threw a dried chili pepper in for an extra kick as well.
While the lentils are a’simmering boil potatoes to mash, (you can handle that part without instruction, right?) and chop 1 carrot and another 1/2 cup of onion. Just as the lentils are about done, throw the veggies in a pan and saute for 5 minutes or so. In the last minute throw some chopped mushrooms in for fun (or not. whatevs). Mix lentils into veggies and then spread into pan. I threw a layer of peas as well as corn on the lentil mess and then spread the mashed potatoes on the top. Bake for 30 minutes at 350*. To fancy it up I grated some pepperjack cheese and broiled.
This is winning.
2 responses to “meatless.monday:lentil.shepherds.pie”
I am trying to get the boyfriend interested in meatless meals, so I am going to enjoy reading about your meatless Mondays 🙂 As for what’s missing, I’d say it’s tomatoes – I left them out the last time I made lentil soup and it just tasted wrong.
Unfortunately tomatoes will forever be missing from everything I make…can’t stand them – never have. However, we’re both pretty excited to go meatless a few nights a week, but for now we’re baby stepping…