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Gloria Mathidza’s Cottage Pie Recipe

Looking for an easy meal to make during the week that is deeply comforting and utterly delicious? Then try out Gloria’s Cottage Pie. It’s easy to make and affordable! There are many different versions of this recipe so feel free to make it your own.

Prep time: Cook time: 45Total time: 5Serves: 4-6
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 chopped onion 
  • 1 large carrot peeled and chopped
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 700g lean minced beef
  • 3 medium tomatoes chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried mixed herbs
  • 400ml Knorr beef stock
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  •  1 can of baked beans
For the mashed potatoes:
  • 10 potatoes peeled and cut into quarters
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 Butternut chopped
  1. Put the onion, carrot and garlic into a food processor and pulse until finely chopped.
  2. Heat the oil in a large saucepan, add the chopped vegetables and cook for about 5 minutes, until soft.
  3. Add the minced beef and, using a wooden spoon, break up the mince so it is nice and fine.
  4. When the mince is thoroughly browned add the tomatoes, baked beans and dried mixed herbs. Stir to combine.
  5. Add the stock and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and cover, simmering for 10/15 minutes.
  6. The meat should be cooked and not too liquid, add salt and pepper.
  7. While the meat is cooking, peel the potatoes cut into quarters.
  8. In a large saucepan, cover the potatoes in salted cold water, bring to the boil and simmer until tender 
  9. When the potatoes are cooked, drain well then mash with the cooked butternut and butter until very creamy. Add salt to taste.
  10. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C.
  11. Spoon the mince into a large pie dish, then top with the mashed potatoes, smoothing the surface.
  12. Bake for 20/25 minutes or until golden.
  13. Serve and enjoy. Delicious!

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