Cottage Pie


750 grams beef mince

2 tablespoons oil

1 medium onion, chopped

1 clove garlic, crushed

1 carrots diced

2 sticks celery, chopped

1 tablespoon tomato sauce



6 large white potatoes, chopped

30 grams butter

¼ cup cream

1 cup fresh breadcrumbs

125 grams butter (extra)



Heat oil in a pan and add onion, garlic, carrot, celery, stirring until onion is tender. Add mince and cook on high until meat is browned, approx. 5 minutes. Add both sauces, parsley and corn stirring until combined. Mix cornflour with the stock and add to the pan, cooking on high for a further 3 minutes then reduce heat to a simmer. Cook, covered for 25 minutes. Cook potato in boiling water for 10 minutes until tender. Drain, add butter and cream then mash until smooth. Spoon the mince mixture into an oven proof dish and cover with the mashed potato. Sprinkle breadcrumbs over the potato and evenly dob extra butter over the topping. Bake in a 180° oven for 45 minutes until brown.


Serves: 4


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