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Cottage Pie

A firm family favourite and great for freezing too!

4 people
1 h

Ingredients

  • 450g lean minced beef

    1 tablesp. oil

    1 onion chopped

    2 carrots, peeled and diced

    1 tablesp. plain flour

    400g tin tomatoes

    2 tablesp. tomato purée

    125ml water

    Salt and black pepper

    1 kg potatoes, cooked

    1 egg yolk

    1 tablesp. butter

    1 little milk or cream

Main

  • 450g lean minced beef

    1 tablesp. oil

    1 onion chopped

    2 carrots, peeled and diced

    1 tablesp. plain flour

    400g tin tomatoes

    2 tablesp. tomato purée

    125ml water

    Salt and black pepper

    1 kg potatoes, cooked

    1 egg yolk

    1 tablesp. butter

    1 little milk or cream

Method

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Heat the oil in a large frying pan.  Add the onion and cook until soft.  Remove from the pan and keep warm.  Heat a little more oil the pan and brown the meat.  Stir in the flour and cook for a few minutes.  Add in the onions, carrots, tomatoes, purée, water, salt and pepper.  Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer gently for 15-20 minutes.

Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 4, 180°C (350°F).  Pour the mince mixture into a baking dish.  Mash the potatoes with the egg yolk, butter, milk or cream and salt and pepper.  Pile the potatoes on top of the mince and score with a fork.  Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes until the potato is nicely browned.

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Method

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Heat the oil in a large frying pan.  Add the onion and cook until soft.  Remove from the pan and keep warm.  Heat a little more oil the pan and brown the meat.  Stir in the flour and cook for a few minutes.  Add in the onions, carrots, tomatoes, purée, water, salt and pepper.  Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer gently for 15-20 minutes.

Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 4, 180°C (350°F).  Pour the mince mixture into a baking dish.  Mash the potatoes with the egg yolk, butter, milk or cream and salt and pepper.  Pile the potatoes on top of the mince and score with a fork.  Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes until the potato is nicely browned.