Super-Easy Cottage Pie

meaty bolognese topped with smooth and buttery mashed potato
Meaty bolognese topped with smooth and buttery mashed potato
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Ingredients

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2 lb Ground Beef lean
2.6 lb Potatoes peeled, chopped
14 oz Can chopped tomatoes with herbs
1 large Onion diced
3 garlic Cloves minced
1 tbsp Olive oil
1/4 cup Butter diced
1/4 cup Instant gravy powder
1 cup Beef broth
1/2 cup Full-fat milk
1/4 cup Cheddar cheese grated

Nutritional information

2131
Calories
23.8g
Fat
31.2g
Carbohydrates
40.5g
Protein
122mg
Cholesterol
923mg
Sodium
Ingredients

Super-Easy Cottage Pie

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Always a winner, my Super-Easy Cottage Pie is the perfect dish to serve up for a weeknight dinner or Saturday night in. There’s one little thing I want to clarify first. What’s the difference between a cottage pie and a shepherd’s pie? They often get mixed up, but there’s one simple difference between these traditional pies: the meat in cottage pie is beef and in shepherd’s pie, it’s lamb. Both are delicious!

There’s no better combination than a meaty bolognese mixture, rich with tomatoes, onion and garlic, topped with smooth and buttery mashed potato and finished with bubbling golden brown Cheddar cheese. Heaven in every mouthful!

To make Super-Easy Cottage Pie, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Super-Easy Cottage Pie

So, how to make Super-Easy Cottage Pie?

Steps to make Super-Easy Cottage Pie

1

Heat the oven and prepare a baking dish

10

Preheat the oven to 390 °F. Lightly grease a casserole dish.

2

Brown the beef

15

Place a large skillet over a medium-high heat. Heat the oil and then cook the ground beef for 8-10 minutes until browned, in batches if needed. Use a wooden spoon to break the beef down. Drain off the excess fat and place the beef in a bowl.

3

Cook the onion and garlic

3

Add the onion and garlic to the same skillet and cook for 3 minutes until translucent.

4

Add the beef and gravy powder

1

Add the cooked beef back into the pan, along with the gravy powder. Cook and stir for 1 minute.

5

Add the broth and canned tomatoes

30

Add the broth and tomatoes to the pan, mix together and then bring the mixture to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 25-30 minutes, giving it an occasional stir, until the mixture has thickened.

6

Cook the potatoes

15

In the meantime, bring a pan of salted water to the boil. Add the potatoes and cook for 10-12 minutes until tender.

7

Mash the potatoes

5

Once cooked, drain the potatoes and mash them in the pan until smooth. Stir in the butter and milk until the butter has melted.

8

Assemble the cottage pie

5

Pour the beef mixture into the casserole dish. Spread the mashed potato over the top and sprinkle the grated cheese over the potato.

9

Bake the pie

25

Bake the pie for 20-25 minutes until the cheese is golden and bubbling. Serve immediately.

Serve my Super-Easy Cottage Pie with some freshly cooked veggies, like broccoli, carrots and green beans or why not carb-load with some buttery garlic bread! I hope you like this easy recipe - let me know how you get on below!

Jeff is a 38-year-old bachelor who prefers not to waste his time on salads and light meals. He’s a true carnivore who knows how to enjoy food to the max! Jeff will tell you how to cook rich and filling meals from scratch, bringing some real meaty decadence to your kitchen. His recipes are sure to satisfy every meat lover!

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