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Cottage Pie

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 onion
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 sticks celery
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 500 g minced beef
  • 2 tbsp tomato ketchup or tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 400 ml Beef Stock
  • 1.2 kg Potatoes
  • Milk and Butter for mashing
  • Salt and Pepper for seasoning


  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large saucepan and fry the mince until browned and then set aside
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in the pan and sweat the vegetables for 15 minutes
  • Return the beef to the pan and add the beef stock, ketchup (or puree) and Worcestershire sauce and simmer for 20-30 minutes
  • Preheat the oven to 190C/180C fan/Gas Mark 5
  • Peel and slice the potatoes and steam until soft
  • Heat the milk and add it and some butter and mash the potatoes
  • Spoon the beef and vegetable mixture into an ovenproof dish and top with the mash potatoes
  • Cook for 25-30 minutes in the oven
  • Serve with some green vegetables