I teamed up with Fresh Start Fauxmage to bring you this Shepherd's Pie recipe, and I'm pumped to share it with y'all. Every now and again I make something and I'm just like....DAMN this is good. This Shepherd's Pie falls into that category. I developed this recipe to utilize their popular "Everything Bagel" Fauxmage. It's what flavours the mashed potato topping, and let me tell you.... it's SO good. Creamy cheesy mashed potatoes and a rich, flavourful lentil & mushroom base. I think it's the best Shepherd's pie I've ever had to be honest. I really wanted to develop the rich flavour you'd find in a meat version of Shepherd's Pie and I do think I achieved my goal with this recipe. I did that by trying to build complexity. You might look at the ingredients and think does a tsp of soy sauce really need to be added? It would still be good I'm sure but I have always found layering different flavours makes a difference...so that's how I cook. This recipe calls for red wine, a bit of soy sauce, maple, smoked paprika, fresh rosemary and a splash of good quality balsamic vinegar. (A better quality balsamic will have more sweetness, lower quality ones tend to be more acidic) Anyway, onto the recipe...if you make it, I hope you love it as much as I do.
Lentil Mushroom Mixture
Everything Bagel Mashed Potato Topping
Assembly & Baking
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