Comforting Cottage Pie Recipe

Looking for an easy comforting cottage pie recipe? Learn how to make comforting cottage pie using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by jlendrum

Makes 4 servings



I've left out the seasonings - lookup on BBC food for recipe

Recipe Ingredients for comforting cottage pie

1 tbsp oil
1 large onion chopped
2 medium carrots, chopped
1 1/4 lb Beef, Ground, 95% Lean Meat / 5% Fat, Crumbles
14 oz can tomatoes
10 fl oz beef stock
2 tbsp tomato paste

For the topping:
1 1/2 lb potatoes, peeled and chopped
8 oz parsnips, peeled and chopped
2 tsp creamed horseradish
2 1/2 oz butter
2 fl oz milk

Recipe Directions for comforting cottage pie

  1. Preparation time less than 30 mins

  2. Cooking time 1 to 2 hours

  3. A great, easy recipe for this classic dish.

  4. Ingredients

  5. 1 tbsp oil

  6. 1 large onion chopped

  7. 2 medium carrots, chopped

  8. 560g/1¼ lb beef mince

  9. 400g/14oz can tomatoes

  10. 290ml/10fl oz beef stock

  11. 1 bay leaf

  12. fresh thyme leaves from 1 sprig

  13. 2 tbsp tomato purée

  14. salt and freshly ground black pepper

  15. For the topping:

  16. parsnips, potato and horseradish mash

  17. 750g/1½ lb potatoes, peeled and chopped

  18. 225g/8oz parsnips, peeled and chopped

  19. 2 tsp creamed horseradish

  20. 75g/2½oz butter

  21. 55ml/2fl oz milk

  22. Method

  23. 1. Preheat the oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5.

  24. 2. Heat the oil in a large pan. Add the onion and carrot and cook over a medium heat for 5 minutes until soft.

  25. 3. Add the minced beef and cook for 3 minutes to brown.

  26. 4. Add the tomatoes, purée, beef stock, bay leaf and thyme.

  27. 5. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Season.

  28. 6. Make the mash: boil the potatoes and parsnips in water until soft. Drain and mash with the butter and milk. Stir in the horseradish and season with salt and pepper.

  29. 7. Spoon the meat into an ovenproof dish. Top with the mash and bake for 30 minutes until golden brown.

Categories

Beef, Main Dish, English, Bake

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 657.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
648
Calories from Fat
247
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
27.5g
42%
Saturated Fat
13.3g
67%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
165mg
55%
Sodium
697mg
29%
Potassium
1783mg
51%
Total Carbohydrates
50.6g
17%
Dietary Fiber
10.3g
41%
Sugars
12.8g
Protein
49.9g
Vitamin A 122% Vitamin C 95%
Calcium 12% Iron 38%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin B12
  • High in vitamin C
  • High in zinc
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
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