Impossible™ Cottage Pie Recreated

If I’m not at Walt Disney World, I’m missing Walt Disney World. One way I bring some of the magic home is by recreating the awesome dishes I ate while I was there. This year, we were lucky enough to go during Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival, and the food didn’t disappoint! My goal is to make each one that we tried so you can enjoy a taste of Disney at home! I’m going to call this new segment A Taste of Disney!

First up is a dish I thoroughly enjoyed, albeit unexpectedly, while we were there. If you’ve read any of my previous post, you’d know that my parents are vegan. When I saw the Earth Eats booth hosted by Impossible™ Foods, I had to give it a try, and like I said, I was pleasantly surprised. I had seen pictures of the Impossible™ Cottage Pie before trying it and everyone was raving about it.

When I got to try it, it was delicious. I’m a huge fan of Shepherd’s Pie, a traditional Irish dish, and to have this taste as meaty and rich was a shock. So, when my parents were coming to visit for lunch, I knew this had to be my first dish to recreate. I searched the internet for a recipe to follow but came up empty handed, so I created one myself and it turned out to be a hit! The entire dish I made was gone after just four of us demolished it! Give it a try and let me know what you think!

Ingredients

  • 1 Package Impossible™ Burger
  • 1 Tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 1 Tsp Soy Sauce (or Liquid Aminos)
  • 1/3 Cup Red Wine (just make sure it’s one you would drink)
  • ½ Onion Diced
  • 1 Tbsp Minced Garlic
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire (This is not vegan as it has anchovies so omit if needed)
  • ½ Bag Frozen Peas & Carrots
  • ½ lb. Sliced Mushrooms (you can use can if that’s what you have on hand)
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 Tsp Dried Thyme
  • 1 Can Cannellini Beans
  • 1 Bag Frozen Cauliflower Rice
  • ½ cup Vegan Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 Tsp Olive Oil (or oil of your choice)
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. In a large skillet, heat oil. Once heated, add onion and garlic. Sauté until translucent
  3. Add Impossible™ Beef and cook thoroughly
  4. Mix in Worcestershire (if using), tomato paste, soy sauce, and red wine. Stir to incorporate
  5. Add pea & carrot mixture and stir
  6. Sprinkle in thyme, salt, pepper, and bay leaf
  7. While ‘meat’ mixture is cooking, heat cauliflower rice in microwave (instructions should be on the bag)
  8. Drain and rinse cannellini beans
  9. Add cauliflower, beans, and mozzarella cheese in a blender, season, and blend until mixed.
  10. Transfer ‘meat; mixture into an oven-safe dish (make sure to remove the bay leaf!) and top with the cauliflower/bean mixture. Sprinkle cheese on top
  11. Cook for 20 minutes. After cook time, turn on broiler and broil until the top is browned
  12. Serve and enjoy!

I can’t wait to hear what you think so make sure you leave me a comment! That’s your Taste of Disney!

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