Don’t let the title deter you if you are a meat eater. My husband, who thoroughly enjoys eating meat, really likes this dish – always goes back for another helping – and frequently requests it.
Preheat oven to 190C / Gas mark 5
1 large onion – coarse chopped
1 large punnet of Chestnut mushrooms – chopped in half
2 cups of red lentils
1 large can of chick peas – drained
5 tbsp red wine vinegar
Small jar of sun-dried tomatoes
5-6 sweet potatoes
Coconut oil for frying
3/4 – 1 pint of vegetable stock
Grated dairy / vegan cheese – optional
Black pepper – optional
Peel and chop the sweet potatoes – cover with water and boil until cooked. Drain and mash.
Fry the onions in the coconut oil until soft. Add the mushrooms, chickpeas, sun-dried tomatoes, lentils, vinegar and stock and simmer gently until the lentils are soft adding more stock if required. The mixture should be of a thick consistency.
Put the mixture in to an oven proof dish and top with mashed potato.Sprinkle with grated cheese and black pepper. Place in the oven for 25-30 mins until heated throughout.