Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie With Polenta Crust

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Total Time
25 mins
15 mins

This yummy twist on shepherd's pie comes from German chef Tim Mälzer, but I have made it vegetarian. I hope youll enjoy it, too.

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  1. In a large pan heat the olive oil. Add the veggie crumbles and sautee until dry and browned.
  2. Add leeks, celery, tomato paste, paprika, cayenne pepper, rosemary, black pepper and salt. Sautee for another minute.
  3. Add the diced tomatoes with their juice and the veggie broth. Bring to a boil and simmer uncovered for about 15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile combine water, milk, salt and spices in a small pot and bring to a boil. Whisk in the polenta (aka coarse cornmeal). On medium heat cook for about 5 minutes whisking constantly.
  5. Stir in cheese and butter.
  6. Pour the vegetable tomato mixture into a round casserole dish (about 9 inch diameter) and top with the polenta mixture.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven at 200°C/400°F for 12-15 minutes.
  8. Enjoy!