This meat free shepherd’s pie recipe is sponsored by Quorn. All opinions in it are my own.
So, I was recently invited to the World’s Biggest Meat Free BBQ by Quorn in celebration of World Meat Free Week. And while I was there I got to try a whole range of Quorn products, as they are the sponsor of World Meat Free Week.
I have to admit, here at Kidgredients we are big meat eaters, so having a meat free meal once a week is an effort! But, with Quorn and this meat free shepherd’s pie recipe, it’s much easier. If you are looking for a meat substitute, then Quorn is perfect for your family.
But first, let’s look at some of the reasons you should have a meat free meal every week by doing this every week for a year you could:
- add 40 hours to your life
- save $60 on food costs (vegetarian food is cheaper)
- spare 3 chickens
- save the equivalent fresh water as filling up 306 baths
- save an area of forest from being destroyed the size of 1 tennis court
- save the equivalent greenhouse gases as driving your average SUV 300km.
Convinced? I was too! So, I got my hands on some Quorn and got cooking. The great thing about this Quorn mince (it’s a complete protein) is that it tastes just like mince, so it’s an easy sub if you have people in your crew who are hard to convince!
I think the hardest thing about having meat free meals is knowing what to use for protein, so using a product like Quorn takes the trickiness out of it. You can make your regular meals, but sub in Quorn. They have a large range, including mince, schnitzels, burger patties and even fajita strips.
Veggie meals are just as easy to prep and just as yummy as their meaty counterparts. This shepherd’s pie has so many veggies in it you will feel satisfied in the knowledge that your kids are piling in the veggies.
Meat free shepherd's pie
Meat free and delicious, this meat free shepherds pie will please even the fussiest of eaters!
- 600 grams Quorn mince fresh or frozen- it’s two packs
- 1 onion finely diced
- 3 tbsps olive oil
- 2 carrots diced
- 1 zucchini diced
- 1.5 tbps tomato paste
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 litre vegetable stock
- 4 tbsps plain flour
- 3 large potatoes
- 1 sweet potato
- 60 grams butter
- ½ cup milk
- Olive oil spray.
Preheat oven to 180 degrees
In a large sauce add the olive oil and the onion, cooking for 2 minutes until soft.
Add the Quorn Mince, carrot and zucchini and fry for 5 minutes.
Add the tomato paste, bay leaf and the flour mix to combine well.
Add the stock and bring to the boil.
Cook the sweet potatoes and potatoes using your preferred method until mashable.
Add the milk and butter to the potatoes and mash them well.
Place the mince mixture into a large high baking dish and top with the mashed potatoes, using a fork to make swirls.
Spray with olive oil and bake for 20 minutes or until golden.
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