Fry onions, garlic and red pepper till soft.
Add mushrooms and cook till mushrooms have wilted down.
Throw in the mince and cook till brown, adding salt, pepper, mixed
herbs, tomato paste, tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and tobasco, mixing in
Add carrots and baby marrows and allow to cook.
For the mash, cut the baby potatoes in quarters skin and all, and boil
till soft. Mash with a potato masher, but instead of adding butter to the mash
use a drizzle of olive oil instead, and add low fat milk as you would normal
5 minutes before you are going to assemble your cottage pie, throw the
frozen veg into the mince.
Grease an oven proof dish with cooking spray.
Pour the mince into the bowl, patting it down with a spoon and levelling
Add the mash on top of the mince and spread evenly.
Put under the grill in the oven until the mash has browned a bit.
The mince mixture freezes well. This can be made in advance and topped
with freshly made mashed potatoes. You can try sweet potato mash as a twist.
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