Helen’s Home Cooking, Video & Recipe for Cottage Pie

This is another requested recipe which has come via You Tube, as always thank you for your support and your suggestions. Cottage Pie is a great recipe to make in advance to pop straight in the oven when you get home from work.


Cottage Pie


  • 1-1.2kg of cooked potato, mashed with butter and milk.
  • 350g Steak Mince
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 2 medium carrots diced
  • Turnip/swede diced to equal amount as carrot
  • 1 Celery stalk (optional)
  • 2tsp of garlic granules or cloves of garlic
  • 1tbsp of tomato puree
  • 2tbsp of Worchestershire Sauce
  • 300ml of beef stalk
  • A pinch of mixed herbs
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Slices of cheese
  • 2tsps of Bisto Powder and 1tsp of Cornflour mixed with a little water when needed
  1. Heat a little oil in a pan, add the onions and cook for a minute or two.
  2. Add the Mince and brown, add the garlic and mix through.
  3. Add the carrots, turnip, celery, tomato puree, Worchestershire sauce, tomato puree, herbs and stock, mix through and bring to the boil.
  4. Cook for 45 minutes until the veg is soft.
  5. Remove from the heat and slowly add your Bisto mix.
  6. Return to the heat and bring back to the boil stirring continually.
  7. Transfer to your cooking ashet, layer the cheese over the mince.
  8. Top with the cooked potato, spreading evenly.
  9. Using a fork score lines in the potato, dragging a few upwards for crispy peaks.
  10. Cook in a pre heated oven 180°c, 375°f, gas mark 4 for 45mins or until golden brown.
  11. Serve with veg of your choice.


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