Rich cottage pies with cheesy mash


1 HOUR 30 MINUTES MAKES 6 | EASY
beef mince 750g
garlic 2 cloves, crushed
onions 2, finely chopped
carrots 2, grated
celery 2 sticks, finely chopped
plain flour 3 tbsp
red wine 250ml
worcestershire sauce 3 tbsp
beef stock 750ml
tomato purée 3 tbsp
floury potatoes 1.75 kg, peeled and cut into chunks
butter 50g
single cream 100ml
mature cheddar 150g, grated
dijon mustard 2 tsp


• Heat a large non-stick frying pan then fry the mince in two batches until browned all over. Scoop out each batch with a slotted spoon, leaving behind any fat. Add the garlic, onions, carrots and celery and cook
for 10 minutes, stirring, until the veg has softened. Return the mince to the pan and stir everything together.
• Sprinkle over the flour and stir in well. Pour in the wine and bubble for 2 minutes before adding the worcestershire sauce, stock and tomato purée. Cook for 30 minutes until the sauce is reduced and thick. Season and cool.
• To make the mash, cook the potatoes in boiling salted water until tender then drain really well and mash with the butter, cream and lots of seasoning. Mix in the cheddar and mustard.
• Heat the oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Divide the pie filling between 6 ovenproof dishes. Put the mash in a piping bag with a wide star nozzle and pipe over the filling, building it up until covered completely. Bake the pies for 30-35 minutes or until the mash is golden and the filling is piping hot
and bubbling up.


PER SERVING 810 KCALS | FAT 40G
SATURATES 20.7G | CARBS 60.3G | SUGARS 9.3G
FIBRE 7.5G | PROTEIN 40.8G | SALT 1.7G