Irish Cottage Pie
This is an old family favourite especially when there is a lot of mouths to feed, it’s a hearty and comforting meal and this recipe will feed 4 adults.
As a child growing up we would have eaten this once a week, especially in the winter months
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Pot, chopping board, knife, serving dish, Potato masher
30g frozen peas
1 x onion peeled and finely chopped
1 x clove garlic peeled and finely chopped,
2 x tsp fresh or dry thyme
2 x tsp dry oregano
2 x carrots peeled and chop small
2 x celery stems wash and chop small
2 x tbsp tomato puree
4 x tbsp Worcestershire sauce (Lea & Perrins)
200ml gravy powder
5 potatoes washed & peeled, cut into equal amounts so potatoes evenly cook
Knob of butter
Salt and pepper
Time & Temperature
Preheat oven to 180º, 360 F and Gas Mark 5
20mins should be plenty of time to brown the potato top as essentially the dish is already cooked so does not need any more time than that.
Prepare the potatoes and boil them until done and separately boil/steam/cook the carrots & peas together.
Cook mince, onions, garlic, celery, herbs, salt & pepper in the one-pot until the meat is brown.
When the meat is completely cooked, add tomato puree mix in well and then add the cooked carrots & peas to the mix.
Next, add in the Worcestershire sauce for flavour and add gravy granules to thicken the sauce. Taste for seasoning.
Separately when the potatoes are cooked, drain and mash the potatoes adding butter & milk until
Turn the meat and vegetables into a serving dish and top the dish by smoothing the potatoes over the mince mixture.
Place the dish into the preheated oven to brown the potato. Don’t forget to place a tray under the dish to avoid any gravy that may overspill.
When potato top is brown, the cottage pie is ready to serve….
This dish can be served with a side order of your favourite crunchy vegetables. Alternatively with a mixed salad during the summer months.
This dish works well eaten the next day reheated or as frozen portion if needed.