Beef cottage pie

Lose It!
4 servings Prep: 15 mins, Cooking: 50 mins
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A homely classic for your family.

By Food24 May 18 2015
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Ingredients (13)

1 kg beef
500 g beef mince
1 onion — chopped
3 garlic cloves — crushed
4 celery stalks — finely sliced
1 tbsp Rhodes Quality Tomato Paste
2 cup beef stock — homemade
200 g green beans — extra fine, sliced
himalayan salt and black pepper
For the topping:
500 g cauliflower — cut into florets
1 cup chicken stock — homemade
2 tbsp butter
2 tsp fresh thyme — chopped
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Heat the tallow in a pot. Add the mince and cook until brown.

Add the onion, garlic, celery, tomato paste and beef stock. Simmer for 25–30 minutes. Stir in the green beans, season and transfer to an ovenproof dish.

Preheat oven to 200°C.

Place the cauliflower, chicken stock and 1 tbsp butter in a saucepan and cook until cauliflower is soft.
Purée mixture until smooth, stir in the thyme, season to taste and spoon this over the mince mixture.
Dot with remaining butter, cut into small pieces, and bake for 15–20 minutes or until golden and bubbling.

Recipe reprinted with permission of Lose It!

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