This is the classic Shepherd's Pie with its creamy cheese and potato topping, and saucy bean and vegetable base. This recipe was written by the Healthline Editorial Team:
What You'll Need
low fat cheese
cloves minced garlic
14.5 oz can red kidney beans
green beans, chopped into 3 cm pieces
ground black pepper
salt to taste
Preheat the oven to 200°C
Wash, peel and roughly chop the potatoes and boil on high heat until soft. Drain the excess water and place the pan back on the cooker, but on a low heat. Add the butter and milk followed by a little salt and pepper to taste and mash the potatoes to a smooth consistency. Set aside.
In a pan heat the oil, add the chopped onions and cook until soft or translucent. Add in the minced garlic, green beans, and kidney beans. Allow the vegetables to cook for 4 minutes on medium heat. Now throw in the mushrooms and peppers and allow to cook for a further 4 minutes. Finally add in the tomato puree, black pepper and salt to taste. Cover the pan and allow the base to cook for 3 minutes.
Pour the sauce into an 8 inch oven proof dish followed by the mashed potato. Spread the mash evenly to seal the base. Top the pie with cheese and place it in the pre heated oven for 40 minutes, or until the cheese is golden brown