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Cottage Pie

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cottage pie

beefy, tomatoey mince, topped with sliced potato
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Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 50 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: English
Keyword: budget meals, cheap family recipes, minced beef
Dietary Requirements: Dairy Free, Freezes Well
Servings: 4
Cost per portion 69p
Calories: 506.67kcal
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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
 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
cottage pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 506.67 Calories from Fat 17
% Daily Value*
Fat 1.86g3%
Saturated Fat 0.35g2%
Sodium 502.51mg22%
Potassium 1448.5mg41%
Carbohydrates 114.11g38%
Fiber 13.38g56%
Sugar 57.14g63%
Protein 12.29g25%
Vitamin A 13364.8IU267%
Vitamin C 38.79mg47%
Calcium 125.6mg13%
Iron 9.31mg52%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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