In this vegetarian shepherd's pie we use a tasty mix of lentils, barley, walnuts and vegetables instead of mince.
Took shortcuts. Save washing up ... instead of cooking the lentils and barley separate from the vegetables, chuck the veges in with the pulses after fifteen minutes. And add more water! Those lentils are super-thirsty! - 14 Sep 2010
Makes a great change from the usual vegetarian fare of curries and tomato based dishes. - 14 Sep 2010
Excellent Recipe. I didn't have any yeast extract spread, so I substituted nutritional yeast flakes (about 1/4 cup) and it had the same effect. Also, I'm not vegan, so I mashed the potatoes with milk and a little butter to add flavor, and topped with about 1/2 cup shredded cheddar/jack cheese to make a bubbly mess. Also, I added a bunch of frozen green beans to the mix to get more veggies in there. My family (including two kids - 4 and 2) LOVED this, and my husband asked me when I was going to make it again. I served it with oven roasted broccoli (broccoli, olive oil and a little salt put in the oven at 450 for about 15 minutes.) Yum, Yum. - 27 Apr 2005 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)