Slow cooker Shepardess pie with green lentils.

It sounds like it will taste awful however it tastes NOM!!!! costs £3.01 for four people!!

I found this recipe in 125 best Vegetarian slow cooker recipes, byJudith Finlayson.

1 tbsp vegetable oil

3 onions

4 celery stalks

2 carrots

5 cloves of garlic

1/2 tsp thyme leaves

1 1/2 cups of green lentils

2 tins of tomatoes

2 cups of vegetable stock.

Topping of mashed potatoes

Add cheese to the mash potato (option)

On the hob fry Onions celery and Carrots and cook until vegetables begin to soften. Add garlic,thyme salt and pepper,stir. Then add Lentils and Tomatoes and Vegetable stock cube and when warmed through transfer to the slow cooker.

The recipe suggests to spread the mash over the lentil mixture and cook in slow cooker on low for 7-8 hours or on High for 3-4

hours. I just reheated the mash potato and served with a lovely fresh salad.

Again we all had clean plates and this was baby friendly too, he ate the lot. We also have some left over which I will freeze. I am really enjoying cooking with the slow cooker, their seems to be less mess in the kitchen as I am not making seperate meals and everything is ready to eat so I seem to have a bit more time to sit down in the evening. It is giving the Oven a rest and hopefully the electricity usage will be less as a result as slow cookers use a lot less energy.