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Made a fabulous easy vegetarian shepherdess pie today. Any other vegetarian recipes you'd like to share? Preferably easy/cheat.

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FreakinScaryCaaw Mon 04-Apr-16 17:51:41

I didn't have much meat in apart from tinned so thought I'd make a vegetarian meal.

It was so easy. Cheating tbh.

I fried up a large onion in a little oil. Added three tins of beans, one butter bean, one kidney and chickpea. Then I added a jar of Lloyd Grossman sweet red pepper sauce, one carton of passata and seasoned well. Simmered 20 mins. Meanwhile I boiled 6 chopped sweet potatoes. Then mashed them and added butter and cheese. Bean mix topped with potatoes and baked 20 mins. Easy as pie and very tasty. I baked green beans with lemon juice, seasoning and dash of olive oil for 20 minutes too.

Any easy ones from you please?

Dancingqueen17 Mon 04-Apr-16 20:33:44

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FreakinScaryCaaw Mon 04-Apr-16 21:38:26

Thanks for those. They're easy too.

comeagainforbigfudge Mon 04-Apr-16 21:49:57

I made cheesy potato & baked beans for dinner tonight. Homemade beans.

Baked beans
2 sticks of celery, an onion & garlic chopped finely, sweated off in olive oil
Add spices - cumin, smoked paprika & oregano (2tsp each) and cook off for a min or two
Add a jar of passata, any beans you fancy (i used cannellini)), two bay leaves & 500mls stock
2tbsp maple syrup
2tbsp tomato puree

Bring to boil, then simmer until sauce nice and thick.

Meanwhile boil potatoes. I diced them, then once cooked fried them off.

Add beans to potato, smother with cheese and grill. Could probably add eggs if you wanted.

So tasty and actually really quick. I left the beans simmering for ages but it was ready within half an hour. Will prob add smoked bacon next time i make them grin

FreakinScaryCaaw Mon 04-Apr-16 23:04:10

That sounds great comeagain. Did you use tinned beans? How much?

ceeveebee Mon 04-Apr-16 23:16:45

Jamie Oliver vegetable chilli - the cubes of roast sweet potato really make it

FreakinScaryCaaw Mon 04-Apr-16 23:23:48

Thanks sweet potatoes are very popular in our house.

comeagainforbigfudge Tue 05-Apr-16 08:12:02

Oh sorry, yes tinned beans and about 600g worth i think grin

PhoenixReisling Tue 05-Apr-16 08:48:32

Lentil lasagna? Although, it's not that quick it is quite tasty.

Fry onions with garlic (some chilli if you like it slightly more spicy, add Passata (maybe a jar of the grossman sauce), garlic, tomato purée, oregano, frozen spinach and either tinned lentils or a few handfuls of red lentils.

Simmer for twenty minutes (or until the lentils have softened), layer the sauce, lasagna sheets and bechamel/cheese sauce.

Bake in the oven for twenty mins.

FreakinScaryCaaw Tue 05-Apr-16 13:17:14

Thanks comeagain.

Lasagne sounds good and easy. thanks Phoenix.

CaptainWarbeck Tue 05-Apr-16 14:41:01

This is my kind of thread!

I do something similar to come's beans, except I use this in any kind of Mexicany-type dish. Good in grilled burritos, as the base for a chilli, on baked potatoes etc.

Fry up an onion and a clove of garlic in oil. Stir in a good shake of cumin, some dried coriander and lots of smoked paprika. Add chipotle if you want smoky heat. Add a tin of pinto beans. If they come in nice sauce, put a bit in. Black beans would also be tasty. Then put a tin of tomatoes and a squeeze of barbecue sauce in and simmer down for at least half an hour.

This goes unctuous and delicious and I batch cook it for the freezer.

FreakinScaryCaaw Tue 05-Apr-16 16:01:21

Unctuous, I love that word. Sounds tasty Captain.

oliviaclottedcream Tue 05-Apr-16 18:24:52

D' you eat fish? Peppers cut in half with oil, garlic, mozarella and anchovies roast till golden colour. Superb!!

oliviaclottedcream Tue 05-Apr-16 18:27:49

I made this the other day. It was seriously delish.

Trust me!!!

FreakinScaryCaaw Tue 05-Apr-16 23:03:56

Yes we all eat fish and meat. I and dcs enjoy vegetarian food, dh likes it but loves meat.

Olivia I can't open that link? Might be my tablet though?

notagiraffe Tue 05-Apr-16 23:17:06

Veg satay

1 can of coconut milk
1 heaped tablespoon peanut butter
1-2 tablespoons sweet chilli sauce
2cm cube of peeled, grated ginger or 1 tsp of ground ginger
pinch each of turmeric and cumin if you have them
lime or lemon juice and zest if you have it
baby corns chopped up or cup/tin frozen/canned sweetcorn
2 cups cubes of butternut squash (you can get it ready cubed and frozen)
1 red pepper chopped
1 bunch spring onions chopped
1 cup of frozen peas or pack of sugar snaps
handful of broccoli florets or 2 handfuls freshly washed baby spinach or 6 cubes frozen spinach

melt peanut butter in a saucepan over v low heat. When soft, add coconut milk and stir till blended, then add chilli sauce, spices and salt. Add butternut squash and cook for five mins (bit longer if from frozen>) Then add red pepper and cook for another 3 mins. Then add the rest of the veg, bring back to the boil and simmer for 1-2 mins.

Serve with rice or naan. Very easy. DC love it as it's not too spicy.

FreakinScaryCaaw Tue 05-Apr-16 23:34:08

Sounds lush notagiraffe. I use cups even though in the UK. Where are you?

notagiraffe Wed 06-Apr-16 12:37:51

Oh I'm in UK. I just use cups because I never know the weight but do know the quantity. grin

notagiraffe Wed 06-Apr-16 12:39:12

If you dH loves meat, you can add chicken breast or boned thigh to it, just cook it in the sauce for ten mins before adding the other ingredients.

bigkidsdidit Wed 06-Apr-16 12:43:17

I love this chilli con veggie - it's lovely and easy and my children adore it with avocado slices, fresh tomato and tortilla chips or wraps. Even my very fussy one will eat it.


bigkidsdidit Wed 06-Apr-16 12:45:58

Ooh I like the look of those burritos

RupertPupkin Wed 06-Apr-16 12:50:28

Pearl barley risotto. It's really quick and much much nicer than it sounds - especially if you can add a few extras like wine, cream and parmesan.

Fry onions and garlic in butter.
Add Pearl barley (about 1c) and stir.
Add vege stock and veges (our faves are broccoli, cauliflower, peas, butternut squash, mushrooms). White wine if you have it.
Simmer for about 15 mins until barley has absorbed liquid.
Add salt, pepper, herbs (fresh mint, or parsley are our favourites), cream, parmesan.
Top with more parmesan and herbs to serve.

TeaPleaseLouise Wed 06-Apr-16 12:57:26

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FreakinScaryCaaw Wed 06-Apr-16 18:00:27

All of these sound gorgeous. I have some pearly barley in the store cupboard, never knew what to do with it? I do now! grin

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