Cottage Pie

I always used to associate Cottage Pie with school dinners. The school version wasn’t particularly appetising and I remember it being slopped onto my plate like some sort of punishment was being delivered. The one thing I loved though, was the mashed potato topping, I always hoped for the nice, crispy¬†browned bit of potato. It made the meal so much better!

With this in mind, I needed to create a version that was comforting and delicious and give this meal the credit it deserves. So here it is! A rich, meaty version, topped with my favourite thing…. Cheese! The golden crispy cheese makes the¬†topping even more amazing!




Peel and chop potatoes, place in a pan and cover with water and boil over a medium heat until soft.

Make Your Own Cottage Pie

cottage pie recipe

Chop Onion and Crush Garlic. Heat a little oil in a pan and fry until soft.

Add Beef Mince and cook until browned.




Add tomatoes and puree and mix through. Pour in the stock and add chilli and Worcestershire sauce

cottage pie recipe

Add the peas and mix through. Cook over a medium heat until the stock has reduced and the mixture has thickened. Place mince into an oven proof dish.

cottage pie recipe

Drain potatoes and mash with a little milk and butter if desired. Spread the mash over the mince evenly.

Sprinkle the grated cheese over the top. Cook for 30 minutes until golden and serve.




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cottage pie recipe

Cottage Pie

Prep Time: 20 Mins Cooking Time: 30 Mins Total Time: 50 Mins

Ingredients:

  • 1 Onion
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 500g Beef Mince
  • 400g Can Chopped Tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp Tomato Puree
  • 250ml Beef Stock
  • 1/2 Tsp Chilli Powder
  • Splash of Worcestershire Sauce
  • 650g Potatoes
  • 1 Cup Frozen Peas
  • 50g Cheddar Cheese, Grated

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 200 oc (180 fan assisted)
  2. Peel and chop potatoes, place in a pan and cover with water and boil over a medium heat until soft.
  3. Chop Onion and Crush Garlic. Heat a little oil in a pan and fry until soft.
  4. Add Beef Mince and cook until browned.
  5. Add tomatoes and puree and mix through.
  6. Pour in the stock and add chilli and Worcestershire sauce
  7. Add the peas and mix through.
  8. Cook over a medium heat until the stock has reduced and the mixture has thickened.
  9. Place mince into an oven proof dish.
  10. Drain potatoes and mash with a little milk and butter if desired.
  11. Spread mash over the mince evenly.
  12. Sprinkle the grated cheese over the top.
  13. Cook for 30 minutes until golden and serve.

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