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Cottage Pie

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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 4


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


  • Heat oven to 200 oc (180 fan assisted).
  • Peel and chop potatoes, place in a pan and cover with water and boil over a medium heat until soft.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Drain potatoes and mash with a little milk and butter if desired.
  • Spread mash over the mince evenly.
  • Sprinkle the grated cheese over the top.
  • Cook for 30 minutes until golden and serve.
Keyword beef, nostalgic, retro
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