Lentils for Lamb
Lentils work well as a substitute for mince, especially when used in a dish like shepherd’s pie which has plenty of sauce and flavour. Make in the usual way, but add red or puy lentils once you’ve fried your onions and mushrooms. Cover with a tin of tomatoes, add garlic and herbs and grate in some carrot and sweet potato then top with vegetable stock. Cover and cook for 45 minutes until the flavours have merged and the lentils have softened but still retain some bite. Top with mashed sweet potato and vegetarian grated cheese.