Cottage Pie

Cottage Pie

SERVES: 6-8
COOK/PREP TIME: 1 hour 25 minutes

 

INGREDIENTS FOR POTATOES

  • 700 g potatoes, peeled
  • Salt
  • 4 tbsp. 
  • Melted butter
  • 60 ml milk
  • 60 g sour cream
  • Freshly ground black pepper

INGREDIENTS FOR BEEF MIXTURE

  • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp. fresh thyme
  • 700 g minced beef
  • 150 g frozen peas
  • 175 g frozen corn
  • 2 tbsp. plain flour
  • 160 ml low-sodium chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp. freshly chopped parsley, for garnish

STEP 1

Preheat oven to 200°C. Make mashed potatoes: In a large pot, cover potatoes with water and add a generous pinch of salt. Bring to a boil and cook until totally soft, 16 to 18 minutes. Drain and return to pot.


STEP 2

Use a potato masher to mash potatoes until smooth. Add melted butter, milk, and sour cream. Mash together until fully incorporated, then season with salt and pepper. Set aside.


STEP 3

Make beef mixture: In a large, ovenproof skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add onion, carrots, garlic, and thyme and cook until fragrant and softened, 5 minutes. Add minced beef and cook until no longer pink, 5 minutes more. Drain fat.

STEP 4

Stir in frozen peas and corn and cook until warmed through, 3 minutes more. Season with salt and pepper.


STEP 5

Sprinkle meat with flour and stir to evenly distribute. Cook 1 minute more and add chicken stock. Bring to a simmer and let mixture thicken slightly, 5 minutes.


STEP 6

Top beef mixture with an even layer of mashed potatoes and bake until there is very little liquid visible and mashed potatoes are golden, about 20 minutes. Broil if desired.


STEP 7

Garnish with parsley before serving.