This is a dish my mom came up with one night when we were visiting. To make fun of my husband (who thought being vegan only meant only not eating dairy/eggs-- aka that vegan people ate meat) she named this beef casserole for him.

It is a "shepherds pie" like dish. As with many recipes, for maximum flavor, use fresh ingredients (though it is still good with frozen or store canned ingredients)

1/4 of a large onion
1 quart of home canned tomatoes (or 2 cans of store bought)
1 Tb olive oil
1 lb lean ground beef
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp ground oregano
1 1/2 tsp basil
2 dashes of cayenne pepper
2 cups of fresh corn off the cob (of frozen corn, boiled until soft)

8 small potatoes, pealed, chopped, and boiled until soft. Mashed with 2-4 Tbs of Earth Balance "butter" and some soy or rice milk until creamy. Salt to taste.

Saute onion in olive oil until soft. Add tomatoes and uncooked beef and spices. Stir until beef is cooked. Add corn. Put into casserole dish. Top with mashed potatoes and cover. Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes.



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