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THE BEST COTTAGE PIE

THE BEST COTTAGE PIE

INGREDIENTS

Beef

  • 1kg Clarks Organic Meats Beef Mince
  • 1 medium-sized onion, finely chopped
  • 2 medium-sized carrots, peeled and grated
  • 2 sticks celery, strings removed with a vegetable peeler, finely chopped
  • 150ml red wine (optional)
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes in juice
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 250ml beef stock
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves, finely chopped
  • 1.2kg floury potatoes, such as agria, peeled and cubed
  • 200ml milk
  • 25g butter
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese or ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

Topping

  • 1.2kg floury potatoes, such as agria, peeled and cubed
  • 200ml milk
  • 25g butter
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese or ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE

To Serve

  • Green peas, steamed or boiled. 
  • Preheat the oven to 190°C.

Beef

  • Heat a dash of oil in a large heavy-based saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the beef mince and brown, stirring with a wooden spoon to break up the mince as it browns. Remove and set aside.
  • Reduce the heat to low, add another dash of oil and cook the onion for at least 5 minutes until soft.  Increase heat and add carrot and celery and cook for a further 5 minutes. Pour in the wine if using, and bring to the boil. Return beef mince to the saucepan with tomatoes, tomato paste and stock. Season as required.
  • Reduce heat, cover and cook mince mixture at a gentle simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally until most of the liquid has evaporated. Stir through the chopped herbs.

Topping 

  • Boil potatoes in lightly salted water until tender. Drain and dry over the heat then mash or pass through a mouli or potato ricer. Using a wooden spoon, beat in the milk and butter. Stir through the cheese.
  • Spoon mince mixture into a large ovenproof dish (6 cup capacity), top with the potato mash and sprinkle with smoked paprika. Place in the oven and cook for 30 minutes until hot and bubbling.
  • Serve cottage pie with green peas.

To assemble

  • Spoon mince mixture into a large ovenproof dish (6 cup capacity), top with the potato mash and sprinkle with smoked paprika. Place in the oven and cook for 30 minutes until hot and bubbling.
  • Serve cottage pie with green peas.

To serve

  • Serve cottage pie with green peas.

Wow! We bought super yummy steaks from the Clarks butchers which were delicious and this was a very luxurious way to serve them. Very Satisfied - Ponsonby