Puy Lentil Shepherds Pie with Broccoli

Puy Lentil Shepherds Pie, a tasty meal for the family. Protein and fibre-rich puy lentils form the basis of this meal, which also has low-glycaemic vegetables sweet potatoes, carrots, onion and broccoli. Olive oil is a healthy fat and combined with protein and fibre makes it a nourishing and nutritious meal to slake hunger and keep blood sugar levels stable.

Jane Grace

Recipe by Jane Grace
Serves - 4
Prep. Time - 15 min
Cooking Time - 25 min
V Ve GF DF

Ingredients

  • 400g sweet potatoes
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium sized red onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 150g organic carrots
  • 50g frozen sweetcorn
  • 150g broccoli
  • 250g cooked puy lentils
  • 100ml passata
  • 3 tsp tomato puree
  • Half tsp chill powder
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • Salt and pepper
  • 50ml water

Method

  • Peel and chop up the sweet potatoes
  • Place a steamer saucepan in boiling water and cook sweet potato for ten minutes
  • Peel and finely chop the onion and garlic
  • Heat the olive oil in a pan on medium heat and fry onion and garlic for five minutes
  • Chop the carrots into small cubes and steam them for 8 minutes
  • Place chopped broccoli on top tray of a steamer, and steam for 6 minutes
  • Add the puy lentils, passata, tomato puree, chilli powder, cumin, oregano, and water to the onion and garlic and thoroughly combine
  • Add carrots and sweetcorn to the mix
  • Place the heated mixture in an ovenproof dish and season with salt and pepper to taste
  • Drain and mash sweet potatoes and dish in a layer over the  puy lentil mix, making horizontal and vertical lines with a fork
  • Put the dish under a hot grill to brown the mashed potatoes
  • Serve with steamed broccoli

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