Aug 15

Cooking with Bisto – Review

Time for a post about a great easy to make, delicious family meal!

Take some vegetarian mince, some potatoes, carrots, onion, a few other veggies, milk, salt, pepper and some Bisto Vegetable Gravy granules, what have you got? Well, in this case Shepherds ‘lost-his-sheep’ Pie! shepherds1

How do you do it?

Get your potatoes boiling ready for the top later. Put your vegetarian mince in a pan with all of the veggies (chopped), measure in 3/4 pint of boiling water and then simmer for 15 minutes. Preheat the oven at 200˚c/Fan 180c/Gas Mark 6. Drain the potatoes and mash them with the milk and season with pepper.

Now the important bit, sprinkle 5 teaspoons of BIsto Gravy Granules into the mince mix stirring until thickened. Transfer into a baking dish, top with the mash and then bake for 20-25 minutes.


It really is a simple recipe, easy to follow and definitely easy to make and it was fairly quick too!  But, I guess the real judging is in the tasting. Did we like it? I can safely say it was enjoyed by all, Monkey and Mouse cleared their plates and enjoyed every little bit of it. Daddy loves how simple it is to make and has added it to his repertoire and me, well you know how much I love a quick, easy and tasty meal that all four of us like!

I am really impressed that you can use Gravy Granules for ‘proper’ dinners, there are other recipes that we will definitely be trying, I can see Daddy looking towards the mid-week roast (think he will be cooking that one).

The great thing is that even in the shepherds pie you get the great Bisto flavour, it is smooth and delicious and well …. ‘aah…..Bisto!’


Disclaimer: I was sent the Bisto for the purpose of this post, all opinion are 100% honest!


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  1. Laura Halls

    Oh yum that looks delicious yummy x

    1. MoolBoots

      It really was, the kids loved it too which is always a bonus!

  2. Eileen Teo

    Had not try them before. Will look out!

    1. MoolBoots

      Definitely worth looking for!

  3. Fiona Martin

    Love your name for it “Shepherds lost his sheep pie”, I just call it cottage pie, we always have it with Quorn. Would never have thought of adding gravy granules to it.

    1. MoolBoots

      Can’t take credit I am afraid, bisto gave me the name 🙂 we do call veggie sausages ‘notages’ though!

  4. Angela Spicer

    Looks yummy, a tummy warming meal

    1. MoolBoots

      I can see us eating it a lot in the winter!

  5. Mummy of Two

    Ah Bisto! That looks yummy, I do love Bisto think it is so much better than any other brand

    1. MoolBoots

      It is very tasty!

  6. Mary @over40andamumtoone

    I always use Bisto for gravy, never thought to put it in anything

    1. MoolBoots

      I hadn’t before either, but will in future 🙂

  7. LauraCYMFT

    Oh yum! We had that for tea on Friday. I love bisto!

    1. MoolBoots

      Gorgeous isn’t it?!

  8. Sarahmumof3

    ahh bisto! we love bisto and I use it for all sorts of meals as the children love gravy

    1. MoolBoots

      We will be using it more now!

  9. anna

    havent had shepherds pie for ages!!!! will have to make some soon, as summer seems to be leaving us now so will be time for these nice warm dinners!

    1. MoolBoots

      Definitely, warm yourself!

  10. Tina Mansfield

    I have never thought of using it for cooking, and I hate mince so maybe veggy mince will be the way to go! Looks yummy

    1. MoolBoots

      Give it a go, it is lovely!

  11. Jenny @ The Brick Castle

    Shepherds ‘lost his sheep’ pie. I’m using that one! It looks lovely, tea at yours.. 😀

    1. MoolBoots

      Hmmm, I am going to need a bigger Pyrex dish….

      1. Jenny @ The Brick Castle

        Hahahaha 😀 I use 2!

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