Cottage pie!!!


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This recipe has always been a family favourite and now I’m going to share it with you guys, hope you love just as much as we all do.


  • Drizzle of oil
  • 1 onion
  • 1 carrot
  • 500g mince (I use beef mince)
  • 1kg potatoes (which is about 7-8 medium sized potatoes)
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 sto
  • Enough grated cheese to cover the dish
  • A sprinkle of salt and pepper
  • *OPTIONAL* Some vegetables to go on the side (I used peas)


  1. Splash some oil in a medium frying pan (but don’t literally splash)
  2. Chop the onion finely and dice the carrot
  3. Peel and chop the potatoes (into about quarters) and place into a large, deep pan
  4. Now boil a kettle and pour the boiling water onto thew potatoes and let them simmer
  5. Meanwhile add the onion and the carrots into a medium frying pan and stir them until the onions have browned slightly (but not burnt!)and the carrots have softened a little
  6. Now add the mince
  7. Last time I made this i forgot to remove the piece of paper underneath the mince so be sure its removed! 🙂
  8. Quickly but still carefully separate the mince (you can do this using a wooden spoon) before it sticks to the pan
  9. Turn the heat right down but not off and add the stock (a stock cube dissolved in some boiling water- about 400ml).
  10. Turn the heat up for the potatoes- sometimes the potatoes bubble over the edge so just be careful and try not to leave the room
  11.  Give the potatoes about 10 minutes or until the potatoes feel soft
  12. Drain the potatoes and add a tablespoon of butter, this avoids the potatoes being dry when you eat it
  13. After that, mash the potatoes making sure there aren’t any lumps
  14. Now it’s all about the building! Pour all the mince mixture into a large dish and spread around so it covers all of the base of  your dish
  15. Next, spread over the mince all of the mashed potatoes evenly and sprinkle the cheese on it
  16. For final touches sprinkle some salt and pepper on and place the dish in the oven for about 20-30 minutes for all the flavours to mix
  17. ENJOY!!!


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