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Cottage Pie recipe

Cottage Pie recipe, eat well on universal credit

I can’t believe we’ve not actually added a Cottage Pie recipe. We’ve got every other conceivable version, Swineherd Pie, Cumberland Pie, Shepherds Pie…. So here we have our take on the recipe. The minced Beef was 0.80p in the discounts!


500g Beef mince
2 Onions, chopped
2 Carrots, finely batoned
Soy Sauce, a dash
Worcester Sauce, dash
Grated Cheese
Salt & Pepper to taste
Oil to fry


(1) Fry the Onions until translucent.
(2) Add Mince fry until brown.
(3) Season to taste.
(4) Add the Carrot and other ingredients and fry gently for 10 minutes.
(5) Add 500ml of Beef Stock.
(6) Turn down the heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
(7) Boil and mash your Potatoes.
(8) If the Beef mixture looks too dry add some of the Potato water.
(9) Add the Beef mixture to a casserole dish and spread the mashed Potato over the top.
(10) Place in a pre heated oven at 180C for 30 minutes.
(11) Sprinkle the grated Cheese over and place back in the oven until melted and slightly crispy.


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Heart shaped Cottage Pies

We only had about 250g of minced Beef left from the Brunch Burgers we made as a bit of a joke on Friday. But that’s not an issue. We fished the heart shaped pie formers out of the draw and made mini Cottage Pies.

As a side we had the very red looking Red Cabbage. We’ve discovered that we actually prefer it as a veg just acidified with a bit of Vinegar and sprinkled with Salt and Pepper, but not boiled. The crunch and acidity work really well with mince dishes which otherwise have a very soft texture.

Served with Carrot, peas and lashings of gravy (Added after I tokk the picture) this was a hearty (Pun intended) meal.

Our Cottage Pie recipe is here

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