Cottage Pie in 30 Minutes Recipe

30 minute cottage pie recipe
Prep in Prep in:
5 mins
Cook in Cook in:
25 mins
Serves Serves:
4
Per Serving %RI

Method

Place prepared potatoes into a large pan. Cover with just enough boiling water to cover and fast simmer with the lid on for about 10 – 15 minutes until soft.

Meanwhile place the beef, onion, garlic and carrot in a cold pan. Place on the heat, ‘dry fry’ in its own juices and brown for about 4-5 minutes. Add the tomatoes herbs and ketchup (add a splash of beef stock if a little too thick). Season and bring to the boil and then simmer for 10-15 minutes with the lid on the pan.

Preheat the grill.

Drain the potatoes; add a splash of milk and mash. Place the mince mixture into a shallow dish, top with a thin layer of mash and dot with a little margarine. Place under preheated grill until crisp and golden, about 5- 10 minutes.

Serve with seasonal green vegetables or salad leaves.

Ingredients

4 Medium potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes

450g Lean beef mince

1 Onion, finely chopped

1 Garlic clove, crushed

1 Carrot, peeled and roughly chopped into 4 cubes

1 Can of chopped tomatoess

2tbsp Tomato Ketchup

2tbsp Fresh mixed herbs, e.g. parsley, thyme, sage

Beef stock

8tbsp Milk for mashing

4 Medium potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes 450g Lean beef mince 1 Onion, finely chopped 1 Garlic clove, crushed 1 Carrot, peeled and roughly chopped into 4 cubes 1 Can of chopped tomatoess 2tbsp Tomato Ketchup 2tbsp Fresh mixed herbs, e.g. parsley, thyme, sage Beef stock 8tbsp Milk for mashing

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