Cottage Pie

Classic Cottage Pie!! Real comfort food!!

Cottage Pie

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: Easy
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  • 5 Jacket Potatoes
  • Milk and Butter
  • 700g Beef Mince
  • 2 Celery Sticks diced
  • 2 Carrots Diced
  • 2 Onions Diced
  • 2tbsp Tin Toms
  • 1 Small Tin of Tom Puree
  • 4tbsp Worcestershire
  • 1/2 Glass of Red Wine
  • 500g Beef Stock
  • 2tbsp Flour
  • 1 tsp of Sugar
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 2tsp Dried Mixed Herbs
  • 2 Handfuls of Frozen Peas


    For The Mash (Sweet Potato is a delicious healthy alternative. Just season and add butter)
  1. Get your Potatoes in the oven straight away and bake them (if you don’t have time then you can just boil them)
  2. Take the potatoes out of the oven and take the skin off (use marigold gloves as they will be hot)
  3. Put the fluffy potatoes in a bowl and mash adding milk and butter to your liking.
  4. Season the potatoes (Cooked sliced leeks is a delicious addition folded through your mash)
  5. For the Filling
  6. Heat oven 220℃
  7. Fry off the beef mince and pour away the fat
  8. In a different frying pan, fry off onions, garlic, celery and carrots
  9. Once the veggies are soft add the red wine and leave on a high heat for a couple of mins
  10. Add Beef mince and stir through the flour
  11. Season and add the remaining ingredients
  12. Bring to a boil and simmer for 5mins
  13. Pour filling into a baking dish
  14. Top with Mash
  15. Put in the oven for 30mins (if you want a crispier top put the cottage pie under the grill for the final few minutes).

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