Easy Cottage Pie - My Comfort Food
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This is a make-ahead one dish meal that yells comfort to me. Everything's in there.
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: English
Serves: 6
Meat Filling
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 carrots, roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 500 grams / 1 lb beef mince / ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons plain - all purpose flour
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup corn kernels
Mashed Potato and Carrot Topping
  • 500 grams / 1 pound potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 3 carrots peeled and cut into coins
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ¼ cup milk (depends upon how dry your potatoes are but enough to make creamy potatoes)
  • 2 teaspoons butter (or olive oil) to put on top before baking.
Mashed Potato and Carrot Topping
  1. Add the potatoes and carrots to a large pot of cold salted water and cook on medium heat for about 15 minutes until both potatoes and carrots are soft.
  2. Heat the milk and add the butter to the milk and then add that to the potatoes.
  3. Mash the potatoes and season with salt and pepper.
Meat Filling
  1. In a large pot over medium heat, add the oil and then the onion, chopped carrots and garlic. Season with a small amount of salt to sweat the onions and stir for 3-4 minutes until the onions are translucent.
  2. Add the beef mince and stir to brown well.
  3. Sprinkle flour over the mixture and stir it in.
  4. Add the beef stock and mix well.
  5. Add the Worcestershire sauce and the tomatoes and stir well. Cook for 10-15 minutes over medium-low heat until the sauce is thick and the carrots are cooked.
  6. Taste for seasoning and add salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.
  7. Preheat oven to 190C/375F
  8. Place meat filling in the bottom of a casserole dish and sprinkle the frozen peas on top and then sprinkle the corn kernels.
  9. Top with mashed potato and carrot mixture.
  10. Dot with the two teaspoons butter and place in the oven for 30 minutes.
Recipe by Orgasmic Chef at https://orgasmicchef.com/recipes-2/easy-cottage-pie-my-comfort-food/