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Red Dragon Pie - a delicious savoury bean stew topped with potato this is the best vegan shepherd's pie
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Red Dragon Pie

An easy recipe for Red Dragon Pie. This tasty, savoury meat free shepherd's pie is filled with leeks, carrots, kale and aduki beans in a herb and tomato savoury sauce.
Course Main Course
Cuisine English
Keyword red dragon pie, vegan shepherd's pie
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 401kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 leeks washed and sliced
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled and finely chopped
  • 350 g carrots chopped into large dice
  • 250 ml rich vegetable stock (I use vecon)
  • 400 g can of aduki beans drained and rinsed
  • 400 g can of chopped tomatoes
  • 75 g kale, stripped from the stem and chopped
  • 1 tbsp thyme, finely chopped
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 500 g potatoes peeled and chopped into large chunks
  • 2 tbsp vegan butter or margarine
  • 1 generous tsp dijon mustard

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 200°C/390F
  • Fry the leeks in the oil in a covered pan on the lowest heat for about 15 minutes or until really soft but not browned.
  • Add the garlic and carrot and fry for a further minute.
  • Add the stock and tomatoes and simmer, covered for about 10 minutes until the carrots are softening.
  • Add the aduki beans, thyme and kale and simmer for a further 5 minutes until the kale is just cooked. Check for seasoning and add salt and pepper to taste. Leave to cool a little and absorb flavours while you cook the potatoes.
  • Bring a large pan of water to a boil, add a pinch of salt and the potatoes. Simmer for about 10 - 20 minutes until the potatoes are fork soft. Drain well. Return to the dry pan add butter and mustard and mash until soft and fluffy.
  • Put the filling into an oven proof dish (I used a stoneware loaf pan), top with the mashed potato. Fluff the potato with a fork and bake in the preheated oven for 25-35 minutes until browned and crisp on top. 

Notes

Nutritional information is only an approximate guideline. Calculations will vary according to the ingredients you use and your cooking methods.

Nutrition

Calories: 401kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 522mg | Potassium: 1488mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 17931IU | Vitamin C: 70mg | Calcium: 172mg | Iron: 5mg