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

  1. 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.
  2. Meanwhile place the beef, onion, garlic and carrot in a cold pan. Place on the heat, ‘dry fry’ until brown for about 4-5 minutes. Add the tomatoes, herbs and ketchup (add a splash of beef stock if a little too thick). Season, bring to the boil and then simmer for 10-15 minutes with the lid on the pan.
  3. Preheat the grill to moderate.
  4. Drain the potatoes; add the milk and mash. Place the mince mixture into a shallow dish, top with a thin layer of mash and dot with the butter or margarine. Place under the grill for 5-10 minutes until crisp and golden.
  5. Serve with seasonal green vegetables or salad leaves.

Ingredients

4 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes
450g lean beef mince
1 onion, peeled and finely chopped
1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed
1 carrot, peeled and roughly chopped into 4 cubes
1 x 400g can of chopped tomatoes
2 tablespoons fresh mixed herbs, e.g. parsley, thyme, sage
2 tablespoons tomato ketchup
A little beef stock
8 tablespoons milk, for mashing
Knob butter or margarine

4 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes
450g lean beef mince
1 onion, peeled and finely chopped
1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed
1 carrot, peeled and roughly chopped into 4 cubes
1 x 400g can of chopped tomatoes
2 tablespoons fresh mixed herbs, e.g. parsley, thyme, sage
2 tablespoons tomato ketchup
A little beef stock
8 tablespoons milk, for mashing
Knob butter or margarine

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