Farmer's Pie (Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie)

"If shepherd's Pie is made w/ lamb & Cottage Pie is made w/ beef, the vege version must be... Farmer's Pie!!! ;)"
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  • MASHED CAULIFLOWER TOPPING: Steam or microwave cauliflower until fork tender.
  • Place in food processor and add Molly McButter, garlic powder and salt & pepper.
  • Process until it has a mashed potato-like consistency.
  • VEGETABLE BASE: In a large skillet combine red pepper, celery, onion, mushrooms and worcestershire sauce.
  • Cover & cook until veges are soft.
  • Add bouillon cube, water and ground beef crumbles.
  • Simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Whisk flour w/ 2 Tbls water & stir into skillet to thicken sauce.
  • Pour vege base into casserole dish & top w/ mashed cauliflower.
  • Sprinkle parmesan cheese on top.
  • Broil to brown the top.
  • Enjoy!

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  1. pinkocommie
    This recipe was truly delicious! I loved the mashed cauliflower and the 'meat' filling was savory and delicious. I can't wait to see how it tastes as a leftover! I will definitely be making this again, thanks!
  2. Memily Giraffe
    Fabulous! So hearty and tasty. I put mashed potatoes instead of cauliflower on top because it had a weird grainy texture. Added some fresh rosemary to the mash - highly recommended addition.
  3. ladypit
    We really enjoyed this recipe, more than we even thought we would. I used gimmelean that I cut into small chunks. I also used beef broth, since we are not vegetarians (we just eat a lot of meatless meals and meat subs). We thought this was hearty and tasty. Really great flavor. Thanks.
  4. kellymbrown
    I LOVE Shepherd's Pie, and I've been missing it since I've become vegetarian. This is a great veggie alternative! DH isn't too fond of cauliflower, otherwise I would have given this dish a collective 5 stars between the two of us. I think we were missing the "traditional potato" topping - next time I'll mash some up and add to top. Thanks for the recipe! UPDATE: My son has now voted this his favorite "lunch leftover". That's a HUGE compliment, trust me ;)
  5. tornadoes three
    This was a very healthy and delicious recipe. my children gobbled it up and my husband reported that it re-heats well the next day. (he took it to lunch. I didn't embellish the recipe and I enjoyed the flavor immensely. Next time I will added some diced tomatoes as well. Thank you msmia!



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