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Cottage Pie

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cottage pie

beefy, tomatoey mince, topped with sliced potato
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine English
Servings 4
Calories 506.67 kcal

Equipment

  • small sharp knife
  • chopping board
  • frying pan
  • large rectangular baking dish
  • tin opener
  • mixing spoon
  • fish slice / non-stick spatula
  • box grater
  • digital scales

Ingredients
  

  • 240 g onions diced
  • 300 g mince
  • 80 g oat instant oat cereal
  • 320 g carrots grated
  • 2 cans tomatoes
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 1/2 tsp chilli
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 kg potatoes (250g per person)

Instructions
 

  • Slice and boil 1kg potatoes. Slices need to be approx 3-5mm.
  • Fry onions, spices and mince together until onion is softened and meat is browned off.
  • Chop tomatoes in the can with your knife and then tip the tomatoes and juice into your pan.
  • Add grated carrot and the oats and keep stirring until the oats have cooked out and absorbed the tomatoey juices and the grated carrot has disappeared.
  • Transfer from your pan to your oven dish.
  • Top with sliced, boiled potatoes.
  • Place in oven at gas mark 6 until tops of potatoes have browned, approximately 15 mins.
  • Serve with 80g peas per person.

Notes

The salt value excludes any you have added yourself, as each family's tastes will differ
 
 
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