A slight twist to a traditional British dish, packed with comforting flavours. This ‘Cottage Pie’ is made with spiced minced beef with a covering of sweet and normal mashed potatoes.
Any green vegetables go well with this dish - leeks, peas, kale, cabbage. If you have fussy eaters you could easily hide some extra vegetables in the meat sauce - think small pieces of leek or celery, or grated carrot.
Follow a recipe; follow food safety and hygiene rules; tidy away; use a timer; use measuring spoons and cups; use a jug to measure liquids; cut using the bridge/claw knife technique safely; mash; use the hob/oven (with adult supervision); use a colander; season to taste.
Chopping board, sharp knife, measuring cups and spoons, measuring jug, 2 saucepans, wooden spoon, colander, potato masher, spoons, spatula, table knife, baking dish.
May contain Celery
(Please note the allergens listed are indicative only. Allergens vary depending on brand; check the labels on the products you use.)
Ingredients (serves 4-6):
- 400g 5% fat beef mince
- 1 onion
- 2 carrots
- 1 tsp ginger
- 2 tsp garlic granules
- 2 tbsp curry powder
- 2 tbsp tomato puree
- Reduced salt beef stock cube/pot
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp oil to cook
- 500g potatoes
- 500g sweet potatoes
- Prepare the ingredients. Peel and chop the onion and carrots, peel potatoes and sweet potatoes, cut into small chunks.
- Place potatoes in pan of water and boil for 15-20 mins until soft.
- Add 500 ml of boiling water to a jug and stir in beef stock cube/pot.
- Heat the oil in a large pan. Add the beef mince and break it up with a spatula or fork as it cooks. Cook for 4-5 mins until it start to go brown.
- Add onions and carrots and cook for a further 3-4 minutes.
- Add the lemon juice, garlic granules, curry powder and ginger and stir well to cover all of meat.
- Add 2 tablespoons of tomato puree and stir again.
- Add stock, stir and leave to simmer for 15-20 minutes until it reduces.
- When the potatoes are cooked, drain them in a colander.
- Return to the pan, season if required and mash together.
- Transfer the mince to an oven proof dish and leave to cool for 5 minutes.
- Spread the potato mix evenly on top, making sure all corners and edges are covered.
- Bake in the oven for 30 minutes at 180C. Serve with vegetables.
So thinking about spiced cottage pie ...
Beef mince is a great source of protein and iron, as well as some other vitamins and minerals; however it can also be high in fat so choose lean mince wherever possible.
Potatoes are a nutritious and filling starchy food; low in fat and a source of vitamin C and fibre.
Vegetables are so good for us! Low in fat, sugar and calories and high in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
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per 378g serving
% of an adult's reference intake
Typical values per 100g: Energy 426kJ / 101kcal
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