Cottage pie

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Cottage pie
Cottage pie
Servings:Serves 4
Calories per serving:726
Ready in:1 hour, 25 minutes
Prep. time:10 minutes
Cook time:1 hour 15 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:Chef
First published:20th January 2013

Comfort food for a cold winter's evening.


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Mise en place

  • Preheat the oven to 190° C (375° F - Gas 5)


  1. Add the oil to a large pan and fry the onions and carrots until the onions are soft - about 4 minutes
  2. Add the beef mince and fry for a further 4 minutes
  3. Add the stock, herbs and tomato puree
  4. Bring to the boil then reduce heat
  5. Simmer for 30 minutes
  6. Pour the meat into a casserole dish, top with the squash mash and bake for 30 minutes

Serving suggestions

Serve hot with garden peas.


Add a little grated cheese and sliced tomatoes to the top and crisp under the grill to finish.

See also

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