Mashed potatoes are spruced up with herbs. Kidney beans get tomatoes, soy sauce and a yummy carrot/veggie mixture. Then they 're layered in a pan - beans first, potatoes second. A sprinkling of cheese and this wonderful pie is popped into the oven.
INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings):
- 8 large potatoes, peeled and quartered
- 2 carrots, sliced
- 1 (16 ounce) package frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 6 tablespoons milk
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
- 1 (19 ounce) can kidney beans, drained
- 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
- 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon white sugar
- 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Cook potatoes, covered, in a small amount of boiling water until tender. Drain and mash.
While potatoes are cooking, steam or boil carrots and mixed vegetables until near tender. Drain and set aside.
In a small saucepan, cook garlic powder, basil and parsley in butter or margarine for about 20 seconds (or microwave for 10 seconds). Stir into mashed potatoes along with salt and pepper. Gradually beat in enough milk to make potatoes light and fluffy, add a little more milk if necessary. Set aside
In a medium saucepan, cook onion in oil until tender but not brown. Stir in kidney beans, tomatoes, tomato sauce, soy sauce, sugar and vegetable/carrot mixture. Heat through until bubbly.
Transfer vegetable mixture to a 8x8x2 inch baking dish. Drop mashed potatoes in mounds over the top. Sprinkle with cheese and paprika. Bake, uncovered at 375 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes.