Vegetarian Tex-Mex Shepherd's Pie

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

From Canadian Living Magazine.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil potatoes until tender, drain and mash.
  2. Blend with milk, parsley, butter and 1/2 tsp.
  3. each of salt and pepper.
  4. Heat oil and sauté carrots, onion, pepper, chili powder, cumin and cayenne for about 5 minutes.
  5. Add bulgur and flour; cook, stirring for 1 minute.
  6. Gradually add stock, cover and cook over low heat until liquid is absorbed, about 10 minutes.
  7. Add corn and remaining salt and pepper.
  8. Spread vegetable mixture in 8 inch glass baking dish.
  9. Spread potatoes on top and broil for 2 minutes or until golden.
Most Helpful

This was delicious! Great flavors with just the right amount of heat. I've never cooked with bulgur wheat before, and I'm glad I did. It was a perfect substitute for meat in this dish. I used fresh sweet corn kernels, which added a really nice touch to the filling I'll definately be making this again!

Kozmic Blues July 28, 2003

I ended up using 2 cups of vegetable stock and simmering for an additional 10 minutes to cook the bulgar past the 'crunchy' stage. Flavor was great but I would caution less than a pinch of cayenne if you don't like heat on your tongue. I actually have a 1/16th measuring spoon (which is considered a pinch) and it was a tad too much for me, although other family members said it was fine. I used a ready made Bob Evan's mashed potatoes as we don't normally use potatoes and I didn't want a bag sitting around. It was just the right amount for this recipe. I have to say that I think this was actually better the second day.

ElfiePoo February 21, 2014