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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    • Laura Halls on August 17, 2013 at 13:47
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    Oh yum that looks delicious yummy x

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

    • Eileen Teo on August 18, 2013 at 16:09
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    Had not try them before. Will look out!

    1. Definitely worth looking for!

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

  2. Looks yummy, a tummy warming meal

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

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

    1. It is very tasty!

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

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

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

    1. Gorgeous isn’t it?!

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

    1. We will be using it more now!

  7. 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. Definitely, warm yourself!

  8. 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. Give it a go, it is lovely!

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

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

      1. Hahahaha 😀 I use 2!

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