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Baked bean layer in a cottage pie? Insanity or genius?

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HandMini Tue 14-May-13 15:52:44

I've just noticed the back of the Colmans cottage pie sachet suggests a layer of baked beans between the meat and potato. Is this delicious or rank? I can't quite decide....

aquavit Tue 14-May-13 15:53:58


have the beans separately so the sauce doesn't pollute your delicious pie

also, what is a cottage pie sachet? <intrigued>

kelda Tue 14-May-13 15:54:04


try a layer of cauliflower cheese instead. That is delicious.

ouryve Tue 14-May-13 15:54:34

Bloody revolting.

BunnyLebowski Tue 14-May-13 15:54:36


But if you're using a sachet you probably like rank food.

thestringcheesemassacre Tue 14-May-13 15:55:33

Awful. Just plain awful.

Monty27 Tue 14-May-13 15:56:27

Sounds good to me smile smile

usualsuspect Tue 14-May-13 15:56:41

Genius,I love baked beans with cottage pie.

IslaValargeone Tue 14-May-13 15:57:39

Insanity? Bloody illegal more like.

usualsuspect Tue 14-May-13 15:58:33

I mix the beans up with the cottage pie on my plate, so might a as well put them in the pie.

HappyHippyChick Tue 14-May-13 16:00:38

I always put beans in cottage or shepherds pie. It is delicious!

NettoSuperstar Tue 14-May-13 16:00:42

No way, the thought gives me the boak.

notso Tue 14-May-13 16:02:06

YY to cauliflower cheese, that is yum.

Beans are OK but I only do it when there is no veg in the house.

MIL puts a tin of tomatoes in hers, I'm not keen.

I went to a friends the other day who put mushrooms in hers, that was a minging surprise.

shumway Tue 14-May-13 16:03:30


PollyPlummer Tue 14-May-13 16:04:28

Yes but it would have to be served with bread and butter and a big cup of tea.

FlatsInDagenham Tue 14-May-13 16:04:50

I mix beans into my cottage pie sometimes. It's yum.

But a sachet? Really? Why?

wannabedomesticgoddess Tue 14-May-13 16:05:45


Dolallytats Tue 14-May-13 16:06:40

Eugh!! What is a cottage pie sachet? Surely no-one needs a sachet to make cottage pie?!?

MrsHoarder Tue 14-May-13 16:07:19


And sachets are only permitted when camping.

OddSockMonster Tue 14-May-13 16:07:28

Wrong, wrong and still wrong!

cakeandcustard Tue 14-May-13 16:09:52

Genius, it's how my mum used to make it, but she used to mix the beans in with the mince, not as a layer - yum yum!

CremeEggThief Tue 14-May-13 16:11:15


HandMini Tue 14-May-13 16:12:54

This is a cottage pie sachet - I like them. How is it different to crumbling an Oxo cube and some herbs over the meat? Isn't that standard way of making it?

I think consensus is the bean layer is wrong.

usualsuspect Tue 14-May-13 16:17:34

I use sachets, nowt wrong with them.

FlatsInDagenham Tue 14-May-13 16:21:51

How is it different to crumbling an Oxo cube and some herbs over the meat?

Um - so why don't you just crumble an oxo cube and some herbs over the meat then?

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