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Lovely cottage pie recipe

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Dalesgirl16 Mon 13-Nov-17 00:25:24

I fancy updating my cottage pie recipe . Can anyone recommend a gorgeous one?

NotJustThreeSmallWords Mon 13-Nov-17 00:59:14

Oh I do love a cottage pie!
Beef mince fried with a chopped onion. When browned/soft, add a pint of beef stock with tomato puree, worcestershire sauce, mixed herbs and salt and pepper. Add a chopped carrot and frozen peas. When the peas are split it's cooked. Drain the gravy off and put in a casserole dish with mashed potatoes mixed with cabbage/kale. Stick under the grill if the meat is hot or in the oven for 40 minutes if not. Serve with the drained off gravy. Lush.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Mon 13-Nov-17 02:27:48

The Jamie Oliver one is my favourite cottage pie recipe.

kateandme Mon 13-Nov-17 09:57:31

saute some onion carrot celery till softened.add garlic.
add mince
add herbs
add bisto gravy powder and couple of stock cubes.tomato tin or dolmio jar.tomato puree.worctershire sauce.depding on how many I make it for and so how many tomaots I use I add a bit of milk with spoon of cornflour to make sure the sauce is thick and uncious.
delsih.

BertrandRussell Mon 13-Nov-17 10:00:32

When I make anything with beef mince I always use about 75% beef to 25% pork. Makes a huge difference to flavour and texture.

Dalesgirl16 Mon 13-Nov-17 22:10:59

Ooh thank you. I’ve never added thickener to the sauce smile

timeismovingon Mon 13-Nov-17 22:24:45

Try this Delia one it's cottages not shepherds but it's lush:

Shepherds Pie with Cheese Crusted Leeks

ProseccoMamam Mon 13-Nov-17 22:37:31

Chuck some beetroot in your sauce and cauliflower & garlic mash on top - could even add some soft cheese too

TinklyLittleLaugh Tue 14-Nov-17 12:04:16

I think shepherds pie is nicer and mixes things up a bit; use lamb mince instead of beef.

TinklyLittleLaugh Tue 14-Nov-17 12:04:17

I think shepherds pie is nicer and mixes things up a bit; use lamb mince instead of beef.

foodiemama26 Tue 14-Nov-17 13:40:56

Add a big dollop of marmite to the mince!

Dalesgirl16 Wed 15-Nov-17 16:02:32

Thank you!

Dalesgirl16 Wed 15-Nov-17 16:02:32

Thank you!

KoalasAteMyHomework Wed 15-Nov-17 16:12:23

I have a recipe for a really nice indian spiced sherpherds (not cottage sorry) pie with sweet potato topping instead of normal mash. Will try and dig it out!

KoalasAteMyHomework Wed 15-Nov-17 16:12:53

Shepherd's not sherp!!

underkerstumbled Wed 15-Nov-17 16:16:37

A friend of mine adds a good dollop of Branston pickle to hers.

Eminybob Wed 15-Nov-17 16:17:35

Add a bit of ground cinnamon to it, a la Delia. Really tasty.

Jecan Wed 15-Nov-17 16:19:26

this one is great

pestov Wed 15-Nov-17 19:06:05

Brown mince and onions lash in slow cooker with carrots Worcester sauce pint of stock and one of those Knorr stock pot things for 4_6 hours. Add in frozen peas, 2 scoops of bisto power and 2 of sauce flour and leave for 1 more hour

mouseistrapped Wed 15-Nov-17 19:08:34

Love potato, parsnip and carrot rustically mashed with a good lashing of horseradish mixed in !

bitofabelly Wed 15-Nov-17 22:20:07

I always add a good dash of balsamic vinegar to my shepherds pie/ lasagne/ chilli/ Bolognese

BertrandRussell Thu 16-Nov-17 09:53:08

Tomato ketchup and/or Worstershire sauce are magic secret ingredients.....

Dalesgirl16 Thu 16-Nov-17 12:30:18

Yum!!! I love all your secret ingredients!

Dontfuckingsaycheese Thu 16-Nov-17 12:37:56

Mushrooms in the mince.
Grated cheddar on top.
Having it tonight. No mushrooms. I forgot! We call it shepherds though I've never done it with lamb!
I'm doing weightwatchers and my recipe is very points friendly smile

Orangeplastic Fri 17-Nov-17 08:16:35

The best ones I make come from leftovers from the roast - using the gravy and leftover carrots etc. Worth buying a bigger roast as it is so much nicer than mince.

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