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Cottage Pie November 14, 2010

Filed under: Meat,Potatoes — delishuss @ 10:22 pm
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This is a great winter warmer.  I normally refer to this dish as Shepherds’ Pie but I found out recently that it can only be called Shephards’ Pie if lamb mince is used. I love lamb but I personally think Beef mince is nicer in this dish.

Serves 4


3 large potatoes

3 large carrots (2 chopped in half, 1 diced)

2 onions, chopped

500g beef mince

2 Oxo cubes

500ml beef stock

25 ml milk

Couple of knobs of butter

1 egg beaten

Salt and black pepper

2 tablespoons olive oil

Couple drops of Worchester sauce

50g frozen peas


  • Boil potatoes and carrots halves together with a good sprinkle of salt.
  • Heat olive oil in a large pan and fry off onions and diced carrots for a few minutes. Add in the mince and fry until browned.
  • Crush the oxo cubes into the mince and stir. Pour in the stock, add the Worchester sauce and cook until reduced.
  • Add in the peas and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Pour the mince into the base of a square oven dish and set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to Gas mark 6, 200 degrees Celsius, or 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Take the potatoes and carrots off the heat; add the butter, milk, salt and pepper and mash.
  • Add the potato/carrot mixture to the mince and smooth over.
  • Brush with beaten egg and bake in the oven for 40 minutes or until the top has browned.

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