COTTAGE PIE

Recipe By: admin


Cottage pie is the ultimate comfort food and this recipe for cottage pie is sure to become a family favourite. Really easy to make, this delicious cottage pie is packed with a sweet tomato sauce and tender beef mince which make a great combo with a creamy mash topper.
Approximate Preparation Time:
20 mins
Approximate Cooking Time:
30 mins
How many does it serve:
4
Recipe Difficulty Level:
easy
Categories
Meat

Ingredients


1 tablespoon olive oil
1 each large brown onion, chopped
3 each garlic cloves, crushed
900 g lean beef mince
1/4 cup instant gravy powder
1 cup beef stock
1 can diced tomatoes with oregano and basil
1.2 kg potatoes, peeled, chopped
50 g butter, chopped
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup grated tasty cheese

Method


STEP 1:

Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan-forced. Heat oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook mince in 2 batches, stirring with a wooden spoon to break up mince, for 8 to 10 minutes or until browned. Transfer to a bowl. Add onion and garlic to pan. Cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until softened.

STEP 2:

Return mince to pan. Add gravy powder. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Stir in stock and tomato. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 25 to 30 minutes or until thickened.

STEP 3:

Meanwhile, cook potato in a saucepan of boiling, salted water for 10 to 12 minutes or until tender. Drain. Return to pan over low heat. Mash until smooth. Add butter and milk. Stir until butter has melted and mixture is combined.

STEP 4:

Spoon mince mixture into a 1.4 litre casserole dish. Top with potato mixture. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden. Serve.