Cottage Pie Recipe

Looking for an easy Cottage Pie recipe? Learn how to make Cottage Pie using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by lhsn

Makes 8 servings



A cottage pie is like a shepherd?s pie, except that it?s made with beef, not lamb. Here, a hearty filling of ground beef, salty olives, savory tomatoes, and warming spices like chile powder, cumin, and cinnamon rein in the sweetness of the creamy sweet potato topping.

Recipe Ingredients for Cottage Pie

2 lb sweet potatoes
1/2 cup skim milk
21 g Parmigiano Reggiano
2 tbs. unsalted butter
120 g celery stalks
1 large carrot
1 medium onion
9 g cloves garlic
2 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
5 g Chile Powder
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 lb. lean ground beef
14 oz. Whole Peeled Tomatoes
125 g Manzanilla Pimento Stuffed Olives
1/3 cup dried cranberries

Recipe Directions for Cottage Pie

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  2. by Martha Holmberg

  3. read reviews (6) A cottage pie is like a shepherd?s pie, except that it?s made with beef, not lamb. Here, a hearty filling of ground beef, salty olives, savory tomatoes, and warming spices like chile powder, cumin, and cinnamon rein in the sweetness of the creamy sweet potato topping.

  4. Serves 4-6

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  7. sweet potatoes

  8. whole milk

  9. Parmigiano Reggiano

  10. more

  11. butter kosher salt black peppercorns olive oil celery carrots garlic cumin seeds oregano cinnamon ground beef canned whole peeled tomatoes pimento stuffed green olives raisins For the topping

  12. 2 large sweet potatoes (about 2 lb. total)

  13. 1/2 cup whole milk

  14. 3/4 oz. (1/4 cup) finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano

  15. 2 Tbs. unsalted butter, softened

  16. Kosher salt and

  17. Freshly ground black pepper

  18. For the filling

  19. 2 medium celery stalks, cut into 1/4-inch dice (about 3/4 cup)

  20. 1 large carrot, cut into 1/4-inch dice (about 3/4 cup)

  21. 1 medium onion, finely chopped (about 1-1/2 cups)

  22. Kosher salt

  23. 3 medium cloves garlic, minced

  24. 2 tsp. ground cumin

  25. 2 tsp. chopped fresh oregano or 1/2 tsp. dried oregano

  26. 1 tsp. ancho chile powder or other pure chile powder

  27. 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon

  28. 1-1/2 lb. ground beef (85% lean)

  29. 1 14-oz. can whole peeled tomatoes

  30. 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pimento-stuffed green olives

  31. 1/3 cup coarsely chopped raisins or dried cranberries

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  33. Prepare the toppping

  34. Position a rack in the center of the oven and heat the oven to 425°F. Line a heavy-duty rimmed baking sheet with foil.

  35. Slice the sweet potatoes in half lengthwise and set them cut side down on the baking sheet. Roast until very tender, about 30 minutes

  36. When cool enough to handle, scoop the flesh into a medium mixing bowl. Add the milk, cheese, butter, 1 tsp. salt, and 1/2 tsp. pepper and beat with an electric hand mixer on low speed until smooth and creamy, about 1 minute. Set aside.

  37. Prepare the filing

  38. Heat the oil in a 12-inch sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add the celery, carrot, onion, and 1 tsp. salt. Reduce the heat to medium and cook, stirring frequently, until the vegetables are soft, fragrant, and starting to turn golden, 10 to 15 minutes. Add the garlic, cumin, oregano, chile powder, and cinnamon and cook for 30 seconds. Add the beef, season with 2 tsp. salt, and cook until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Tilt the pan and spoon off all but about 1 Tbs. of the fat; return the pan to the heat.

  39. Pour the tomatoes and their juice into a small bowl and crush them with your hands or a fork. Add the tomatoes to the meat and cook, uncovered, until thick, 10 to 12 minutes. Add the olives and raisins and cook for another minute; season to taste with salt.

  40. Assemble and bake the pie

  41. Tip: You can use another size dish for baking the pie, but keep in mind that the thickness of the meat and sweet potato layers will change, which may affect the baking time. Transfer the beef mixture to a 9x9-inch baking dish. Spread the sweet potatoes over the top in an even layer. Bake until bubbling around edges, about 30 minutes. Switch the oven to a high-broil setting and position the rack about 6 inches from the broiler element. Broil the pie until the sweet potatoes are a bit browned, 2 to 4 minutes.

  42. Let cool at least 15 minutes before serving.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 301.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
337
Calories from Fat
87
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
9.7g
15%
Saturated Fat
3.8g
19%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
61mg
20%
Sodium
444mg
19%
Potassium
1286mg
37%
Total Carbohydrates
37.9g
13%
Dietary Fiber
6.1g
24%
Sugars
4.5g
Protein
21.3g
Vitamin A 43% Vitamin C 48%
Calcium 10% Iron 18%
* 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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Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • High in potassium
  • High in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin B6
  • High in vitamin C
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