Vegan Steak and Kidney Pie

Ingredients

  • 1 onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ½ tbs oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 carrot
  • 250g mushrooms (ideally oyster)
  • 1 x 400g tin of kidney beans
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 bay leaves
  • 2 tbs soy sauce
  • Ground pepper to taste

Bechamel Sauce

  • 2 tbs oil
  • 2 tbs plain flour
  • 266 ml vegetable stock

Pastry

  • 133g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 66.6g salted butter, (cold)
  • 30ml water

Method – Pastry

  • Measure out the flour, add the cold butter chopped into small pieces and crumb using your fingers and thumbs to combine the flour and butter a little. Add the water in a hole in the middle and combine all the pastry ingredients together trying not to take too long.
  • Form into a ball and put in cling film in the fridge for at least an hour or until an hour before you wish to use it.

Method – Pie

  • Take the pastry out of the fridge and Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees (motorhome) at the appropriate time
  • Peel and finely chop the onions and garlic.
  • Chop the mushrooms and carrots into chunks and drain and rinse the beans
  • Heat 1 tbs of oil in a large pan on medium heat.  Add the onions and garlic and cook for 4 minutes, stirring regularly until they start to brown.  Add the garlic powder and smoked paprika and cook for a further minute.
  • Add the mushrooms, carrots and kidney beans and season with salt and pepper. Stir well and put the lid on and leave to sweat for 10 – 15 minutes, stirring occasionally to ensure nothing sticks.
  • Meanwhile, to make the sauce – BE REALLY CAREFUL!! heat the oil in a small saucepan on a medium heat – NOTE: that the oil gets really hot without you noticing! and then stir in the flour and whisk for 1 minute.  Stir in the stock. Bring to the boil and then reduce to a simmer for 5-8 minutes, stirring continuously until thickened and then remove the saucepan from the heat.
  • Add the sauce to the vegetables, then add in the thyme, bay leaves, ground pepper and soy sauce and bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook for a further 10 to 15 minutes.  Taste and adjust seasoning if required
  • Roll out your pastry.
  • Put the vegetable mix into your pie dish and cover with your pastry and brush with milk
  • Bake for 20 minutes until the vegetables are bubbling and the crust is golden – turning halfway through in the motorhome.

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