Cottage Pie

This traditional dish is the favourite of many
A generous layer of mince, covered in mash potato with a grilled cheese topping – it’s all but a complete meal in one spoonful!
Add some peas for some extra colour!


Prep Time
45 mins

Cooking Time
20 mins


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Drizzle olive oil into a saucepan and stir in the onion, carrots and celery

Allow to cook for 3-4 mins before stirring in the mince

Cook until the meat browns and as it starts to do so, add in the red wine, mixed herbs, garlic, tomato puree and Worchester Sauce

Mix together well and then stir in the chopped tomatoes and stock

Leave to simmer for 30 mins

Peel and chop the potatoes into small pieces

Place the chopped potatoes into a saucepan and will with cold water, and add a pinch of salt

Bring the pan to boil and cook for about 15-20 mins, until the potatoes are soft in the middle

Once ready, drain the water from the pan and add butter and milk, and mash all together

Pour the mince mixture into the oval roaster and spread out evening

Spoon on top of the mince the mash potato, so to cover the surface of the mince

Sprinkle on a generous topping of grated cheddar cheese

Place in the oven for 15-20mins at 355F