Cottage Pie

Prep: 10 mins
Cooking: 60 mins
Total: 70 mins
Serves: 4

Cottage pie is a beef mince pie topped with a crust of mashed potato

This great-value family favourite is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. The perfect comforting meal for a cold day. Lean minced beef is a healthy and delicious filling. Serve with peas or seasonal greens.

Ingredients

  • 1 pot of JD Seasonings Cottage Pie
  • 500g extra lean minced beef
  • 1kg potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 large onion, peeled and chopped
  • Handful of frozen peas
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 600ml beef stock
  • Low calorie cooking spray
  • 120g cheddar cheese, grated
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Method

STEP 1:
Preheat the oven to 190°c/375F/gas mark 5

STEP 2:
Spray a pan with low calorie cooking spray and place over a medium heat.
Add the chopped onion and carrots and cook for 5 minutes until soft.

STEP 3:
Add the minced beef and cook for 3 to 5 minutes until brown.

STEP 4:
Now add the Worcestershire sauce, peas, tomato puree and pot of JD’s cottage pie, mix well and pour in the stock.

STEP 5:
Cover and simmer gently for 25 to 30 minutes.

STEP 6:
Meanwhile, boil the potatoes until soft.
Drain and mash then season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

STEP 7:
Spoon the cottage pie contents from the pan into an ovenproof dish and discard the bay leaf.

Top with the mash, sprinkle over the cheese evenly and bake for 30 minutes until golden brown.

Enjoy !!