Pop’s Cottage Pie

Our Pops’ signature dish for which we always show our gratitude with a short silence and then clean plates. Cottage pie is like Shepherd’s pie but using beef mince.

Pop’s Cottage Pie


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Serves: 5

  • 500g beef mince
  • 1 diced onion
  • 5 sliced mushrooms
  • 1 cup gravy (using powder is easiest)
  • 2 beef stock cubes
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tin baked beans
  • 1 tin diced tomatoes
  • pepper
  • salt
  • 7 potatoes
  1. Preheat oven to 180C.
  2. Peel seven medium size potatoes, cut up and boil until soft after adding salt.
  3. In a large saucepan, fry onion until it is soft, add mushrooms and mince and make sure you get all the lumps out.
  4. Mix up gravy and pour in, break up beef stock cubes and stir in, mix in baked beans and chopped tomatoes and stir well until simmering.
  5. Add pepper and salt and stir again, leave simmering for about five minutes.
  6. Mash up potatoes on warm hob to make them fluffy.
  7. Pour meat mixture into oven safe dish and top with potato.
  8. Scour potato in both directions with fork. Depending on taste, grate cheese on top.
  9. Bake in oven 45 minutes until top is crispy brown. Serve with vegetables of choice (my choice is peas!).
HINT: I use a small and a medium Pyrex dish, one for the kids, one for the grown-ups. So they can have theirs and QUICK get them into bed!

1 Comment

  1. Gotta love this! Reminds me of my Nan cooking on Sundays.

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