Cottage pie

Cottage pie

The best type of comfort food

time

10 mins

pan

1 hour 10 mins

fire

625 kcal

time

10 mins

pan

1 hour 10 mins

fire

625 kcal

Cottage pie

SERVES

4

DIFFICULTY

EASY

SERVES

4

Difficulty

EASY

This is such a simple recipe but always really hits the spot! I’ve squeezed in a few extra veggies into the mince, although I’ve always done this to get the children eating more than they think they are! Traditionally I would have always used butter in the potato topping, but I’ve substituted this for light cream cheese to save on calories!

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Cottage pie

Servings: 4
The best type of comfort food
Syns: 2 per portion
Print Recipe
10 mins
35 mins
Baking45 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins

Ingredients

  • 500 g extra lean mince
  • 1 beef oxo cube
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 carrots grated
  • 1 parsnip grated
  • 3 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tin baked beans
  • dash worcestershire sauce
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 pint boiling water
  • 10 potatoes for mashing
  • 100 g light cream cheese
  • Frylight

Instructions

  • Gently fry the onion until soft, then add the minced beef, browning thoroughly and breaking up any clumps
  • Add the grated carrot and parsnip, and crumble in the beef stock cube
  • Add the tomato puree, worcestershire sauce, and salt and pepper and mix through
  • Add the water and baked beans, and bubble for about 25 minutes on a low heat. (In the meantime put the potatoes on)
  • Peel and chop the potatoes into quarters, and boil for about 25 minutes until tender and ready to mash.
  • Use a slatted spoon to spoon the meat mixture into the bottom of a medium sized oven proof dish, leaving the liquid in the pan to make a gravy for when you serve.
  • Mash the potato with the cream cheese, and salt and pepper and then spoon gently on top of the meat mixture, using a fork to spread it evenly over the top.
  • Bake at 180c for 45-50 minutes until golden and crispy on the top.
  • Serve with the reheated gravy- you can add extra water if you need more

Notes

I love a big dollop of HP sauce on my cottage pie, and tend to serve it with broccoli and peas.
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