Cottage Pie
Cottage Pie
5 from 1 vote
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 6
Discover the comforting charm of Cottage Pie, a classic dish with a rich history. Its straightforward preparation makes it suitable for cooks of all skill levels. Unearth the origin and delight in the simplicity of this timeless recipe.

Nutrition: per serving



Beef Mixture

  • 800 g Beef Mince
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 Carrots Peeled, finely diced
  • 1 large Onion Finely chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic Minced
  • 2 tbsp Tomato Puree
  • 250 ml Beef Stock
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tsp Thyme Dried
  • 1 tsp Rosemary Dried
  • Black Pepper To taste
  • Salt To taste

Mashed Potatoes

  • 1 kg Potatoes Peeled and cut into chunks
  • 100 ml Milk
  • 50 grams Butter



  • Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chopped onion, diced carrots, and minced garlic. Sauté until the vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the ground beef to the skillet and cook until browned, breaking it up with a wooden spoon.
  • Stir in the tomato paste, beef stock, Worcestershire sauce, dried thyme, dried rosemary, salt, and pepper. Bring the mixture to a simmer and let it cook for about 10 minutes, allowing the flavours to meld together. Remove from heat.
  • Meanwhile, place the potato chunks in a large pot of salted water. Bring to a boil and cook until the potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork, approximately 15-20 minutes. Drain the potatoes and return them to the pot.
  • Add the milk and butter to the pot with the potatoes. Mash the potatoes until smooth and creamy. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Transfer the beef mixture to a baking dish and spread the mashed potatoes evenly over the top. If desired, sprinkle grated cheese on top of the mashed potatoes.
  • Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the top is golden and the filling is bubbling.
  • Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.
  • Serve the cottage pie hot and enjoy!

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