Cottage Pie Recipe
Cottage pie, a traditional British dish, is comforting and utterly delicious! This is an easy recipe to make, affordable and freezes beautifully! Comfort food at its best!
extra virgin olive oil
cut into rough chunks
peeled and cut into rough chunks
grams (1 lb)
lean minced beef
dried mixed herbs
ml (1 1/4 cup)
salt and freshly ground black pepper
For the mashed potatoes:
grams ( 1 3/4 lb)
peeled and cut into quarters
grams (2 tablespoons)
ml (1/4 cup)
Put the onion, carrot and garlic into a food processor and pulse until finely chopped.
Heat the oil in a large saucepan, add the chopped vegetables and cook for about 5 minutes, until soft.
Add the minced beef and, using a wooden spoon, break up the mince so it is nice and fine.
When the mince is thoroughly browned
add the flour and stir well.
Add the tomato purée, Worcester sauce, cinnamon powder and dried mixed herbs. Stir to combine.
Add the stock and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and cover, simmering for 10/15 minutes.
The meat should be cooked and not too liquid.
Add salt and pepper.
While the meat is cooking, peel the potatoes cut into quarters.
In a large saucepan, cover the potatoes in salted cold water, bring to the boil and simmer until tender (or cook them in the microwave for 15 minutes).
When the potatoes are cooked, drain well then mash with the butter and milk until very creamy. Add salt to taste.
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C (400 degrees F).
Spoon the mince into a large pie dish, then top with the mashed potatoes, smoothing the surface.
Use a fork to run lines across the potato, this will go crispy once it's been baked.
Bake for 20/25 minutes or until golden.
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