Cosy Cottage Pie
homely + hearty – even if you don’t live in a cottage
This is always a favourite with little + big ones alike.
- 600 g/1 lb 5 oz potatoes, diced
- 60 ml/2 fl oz whole milk
- 200 g/7 oz sweet potato, diced
- 1 carrot, diced
- 1 onion, chopped
- 500 g/1 lb 2 oz lean minced beef
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 250 ml/9 fl oz vegetable stock
- 2 tomatoes, chopped
- 100 g/3½ oz frozen peas, defrosted
- Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6.
- Cook the potatoes in boiling water for 10–15 minutes or until tender. Drain them+ return them to the saucepan. Pour in the milk, then mash the potatoes well.
- While the potatoes are cooking, in another saucepan cook the sweet potato + carrot in boiling water for 10 minutes. Drain them + coarsely mash.
- Fry the onion, minced beef + cinnamon in a large saucepan for 5 minutes until the mince is completely brown. Add the stock,the mashed sweet potato + carrot mixture+ the tomatoes to the mince + cook for 5 minutes. Add the peas, give it a stir +transfer it all to an ovenproof serving dish.Top with the mashed potato + bake in the oven for 30 minutes until golden.
A sprinkle of grated cheese on top of the mash makes a delicious topping!
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To save on some chopping time, replace the sweet potato + carrots with 1 x 120 g/4¼ oz pouch of Ella’s Kitchen Squash, Sweet Potatoes + Parsnips + reduce the amount of stock to 200 ml/7 fl oz.
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