Cottage pie with cheddar and mustard mash

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 55 mins
Cottage pie with cheddar and mustard mash
An updated version of the classic dish

500g lean minced beef

2 tbsp olive oil

3 carrots, grated

2 onions, finely diced

2 celery stalks, finely chopped

2-3 tbsp tomato purée

1 tbsp flour

2 tbsp worcestershire sauce

500ml beef stock

1kg potatoes, cubed

50g butter

100g cheddar,grated

2 tbsp wholegrain mustard

Preheat oven to 180C/ 350F. Fry the beef in 1 tbsp of olive oil in a large frying pan, until thoroughly browned. Add the carrots, celery and onions and cook gently until softened. Stir in the tomato purée and then add the flour. Stir well. Add the Worcestershire sauce and the beef stock, and then simmer on a medium heat for 15-20 minutes until the sauce has thickened. Add salt and pepper.

While the beef is cooking, boil potatoes until soft and mash with butter, cheddar cheese, salt and mustard.Add the beef mixture into a large pie dish and top with the mashed potato. Bake for 30 minutes until golden. 


Preparation Time
15 minutes

Cooking Time
55 minutes

Main ingredients
Beef, Vegetables

Recipe Type
Dinner, Easy Recipes, Entertaining, Family Dinners, Pies

Special Info
Nut free, Egg free

Level of Difficulty

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