Shepherds/Cottage/Gardeners Pie

Last night I made a 'Cottage' pie as I was on the 6.30 net. I think I few of you could smell it cooking over the '805 and I was asked to share the recipie. I use a meat based recipe for Cottage Pie and modify it slightly to be vegan. Since its neither beef nor mutton I thought I'd rename it for 'legal' reasons to Gardeners Pie, but to me it's really cottage pie because it tastes so good! I was brought up on stodgy British food so this is my kind of meal.

As I'm moving house I am clearing out the freezer and I had two packs of Beyond mince, you can buy it from Hanniford. It actually tastes really good and cooks similar to beef mince, you just throw it in the pan and don't need to add any oil. I prefer cooking in cast iron pots.


1 Pound of 'Beef' (Beyond mince, or other)

1 Onion Diced

3 Carrots Diced

2 Table Spoons of All Purpose Flour

1 Table Spoon of Italian seasoning

1/2 Tea Spoon of Ground Cinnamon

1 1/2 Cups of Broth (I use Veg broth)

1 Table Spoon of Tomato Paste

5 Potatoes Diced

1/2 cup of Butter (I use earth balance)

1 Cup of Milk (I use Soy Milk)

1/4 Pound of Cheese (I use Daiya)


Boil the potatoes for 20 mins

I use a large cast iron pot to fry the mince, it doesn't need any oil adding.

After a few mins add the onions and carrots.

After five mins (ish) add the flour, Italian seasoning and cinnamon.

Mix the broth and tomato paste together in a bowl then add to the pot.

Add salt and pepper to taste. I let this all bubble away for 15 mins whilst the potatoes boil.

Mash the potatoes, add the butter, then add the milk.

Put the 'Beef' mixture in the bottom of an oven proof dish.

Layer on the mash potato

Layer on the cheese.

Bake in oven at 400F for 30 mins.

Enjoy but be carefully its hot and too tasty to wait for it to cool down!

(add ketchup to taste :) )

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