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Easy Peasy Cottage Pie


This classic dish is an easy and tasty way to give the kids two of their 5 a day

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The Gourmandize Team

Have your daily does of comfort with this pie recipe!

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  • 250g Butcher's Selection Lean Beef Steak Mince or Lean Beef Steak Mince
  • 1 small onion
  • peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp. tomato ketchup
  • 100ml beef stock (made with half a stock cube)
  • 1 tbsp. brown sauce
  • Half 400g pack Fresh Tastes Carrot and Peas
  • 2 level tsp. corn flour
  • 300g Maris Piper
  • Desiree or King Edward potatoes (peeled weight)
  • cut into even-sized pieces
  • 300g Sweet Potatoes (peeled weight)
  • cut into even-sized pieces
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 15g butter
  • 15g grated Cheddar cheese
  • Trimmed Fine Beans
  • to serve


servings 4
Level of difficulty Average
Cooking time 45mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 190C/170C Fan/Gas 5. Fry the mince and onion in a non-stick frying pan, stirring often, until the meat just browns. Transfer the mince to a saucepan.

Step 2

Add the stock, tomato ketchup and brown sauce. Season with pepper. Cover and simmer gently for 10 minutes, stirring often, adding a little extra stock if necessary.

Step 3

Stir in the carrots and peas, return to a simmer and cook for another 5 minutes. Mix the corn flour with 1 tbsp. water and stir in. Simmer for 1 minute. Turn into an ovenproof dish.

Step 4

Meanwhile, boil the potatoes and sweet potatoes in separate saucepans until tender - about 15 minutes for the potatoes and 12 minutes for the sweet potatoes. Drain and return to one pan. Stand it over a very low heat for up to 1 minute to allow excess moisture to evaporate. Heat the milk and add to the potatoes with the butter. Mash until smooth, season, then spread over the mince

Step 5

Easy Peasy Cottage Pie - Step 5

Sprinkle on the cheese and cook for 20 minutes or until piping hot. Serve with the green beans.


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