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Family Cottage Pie  HT MC 45mins

Serves 4     Lamb Vegetables Herbs Main Course Gluten Wheat Free Eggless

An excellent family dish with incorporates lots of veggies though you can serve extra vegetables such as cabbage on the side.

675g/1˝lb Potatoes
2 tbsp Oil
1 Large Onion, chopped
2 Carrots, chopped
450g/1lb Lean Minced Lamb
3 Tomatoes, chopped
1 Heaped teasp Dried Mixed Herbs
3 teasp Worcestershire Sauce (check ingredients label)
300ml/10 fl.oz. Stock
Salt and Pepper
100g/4oz Frozen Peas
100g/4oz Sweetcorn Kernels
50g/2oz Mature Cheddar, grated


1. Peel the potatoes and cut into chunks, place in a large pan of salted water, bring to the boil and cook for 20 minutes or until soft. Preheat the oven to 200C, 400F, Gas mark 6.

2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large saucepan add the onions and carrots and fry gently for 4-5 minutes, stirring from time to time.

3. Add the mince and brown then add the chopped tomatoes, mixed herbs, Worcestershire sauce, stock, salt and pepper. Stir well, partially cover and cook for at least 15 minutes, stirring from time to time. The longer you cook the mince, the more developed the flavour will be.

3. Once cooked, drain the potatoes well then return to the pan and mash until smooth.

4. Stir the peas and sweetcorn into the mince then transfer the mixture to an ovenproof dish and top with the mashed potato. You will find it easier to place small spoonfuls of potato around the outside first, gradually smoothing these together, then placing more spoonfuls in the centre, again gradually smoothing together.

5. Sprinkle the grated cheese evenly over the top and bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes until golden brown.

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Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days

Not suitable for freezing


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