Cottage pie

Recipe from: 10/1/1997 12:00:00 AM
Ingredients 19
Servings 4
Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 30
    ml
    oil
  • 1
    large onion, finely chopped
  • 15
    ml
    flour
  • 150
    ml
    strong beef stock
  • 500
    g
    lean beef mince
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 125
    g
    fresh brown mushrooms, sliced
  • 125
    g
    cooked diced carrots
  • 125
    g
    cooked petit pois
  • 60
    ml
    chopped fresh parsley
  • TOPPING
  • 700
    g
    potatoes, peeled and cut into quarters
  • salt
  • paprika
  • 30
    g
    butter
  • 100
    g
    mature Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 5
    ml
    English mustard
  • 3
    ml
    baking powder
  • 60
    ml
    milk
 

Method

40 minutes
 
1. Heat the oil in a saucepan and sauté onion until soft. Stir in flour and cook over a low heat for 2 minutes, stirring continuously. 2. Gradually add stock and stir to prevent lumps from forming until the sauce thickens and boils. Reduce heat and simmer for 4 minutes. 3. Add mince, stirring until it changes colour and the texture is uniform. Add seasoning and mushrooms. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. 4. Add the carrot, petit pois and parsley and heat through. 5. TOPPING: Meanwhile, boil the potatoes. As soon as they're cooked, drain and mash them in the pot while still steaming hot. 6. Beat in the seasoning, butter, three quarters of the cheese, the mustard, baking powder and enough milk to give a creamy texture. 7. Place the meat and sauce in a greased ovenproof dish. Cover with the potato topping. Spread with a knife to create peaks and sprinkle with remaining grated cheese. Bake for 15 minutes in a preheated oven at 200 ºC until browned on top.
 

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