Healthy Cottage Pie Recipe

healthy cottage pie recipe

healthy cottage pie recipe

A Healthy Cottage Pie Recipe that is almost syn free.

  • 1.5kg potatoes pealed and cut in to bite sized pieces
  • 500g lean minced beef
  • 3 large carrots finely sliced
  • 2 large onions roughly chopped
  • 3 sticks of celery finely sliced
  • large pinch mixed herbs
  • 2 beef oxos
  • salt and pepper to season
  • low calorie cooking oil spray
  • boiling water
  1. Boil the potatoes in plenty of salted water until they are cooked enough to allow easy mashing.
  2. Whilst the potatoes are cooking… Spray a large frying pan or wok with oil and place on a high heat.
  3. Brown the minced beef for a few minutes in the frying pan until it is just about fully cooked.
  4. Add the vegetables to the minced beef and continue to cook until the vegetables are softened and a little browned.
  5. Season the beef and vegetables with the mixed herbs, salt and pepper and oxos, mix well and cook for a minute or two more.
  6. Top up the beef and vegetables with boiling water, just enough to make the mix in to a gravy.
  7. Boil the water off the beef until you have a rich and thick gravy, and turn off the heat.
  8. By now the potatoes should be cooked. Drain the water from the potatoes and allow any steam to evaporate off. Season with a little pepper and mash well. You do not need to add anything else to the mash.
  9. Transfer the beef, vegetables and gravy in to a casserole dish.
  10. Spoon the mashed potatoes over the beef and vegetables and smooth over with a fork.
  11. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180c for about 30 minutes until the mash has browned a little on top.
  12. Serve with the vegetables of your choice in this case with peas.
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