Cottage pie

Cottage pie

This classic dish is an easy and tasty way to give the kids two of their 5 a day.

By , 21 September 2015
Cottage pie
  • Ready in: 45 mins
  • Serves: 4
  • Price: £1.60 per serving
Nutritional Info
Each 341g serving contains
  • Fat med
  • Saturates med
  • Sugars low
  • Salt low
  • Energy 1365KJ 326KCAL
of your 5-a-day
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 400kJ/96kcal.
  • 250g Asda Butcher's Selection Lean Beef Steak Mince (or Asda Lean Beef Steak Mince)
  • 1 small onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 100ml beef stock (made with half a stock cube)
  • 1 tbsp brown sauce
  • Half 400g pack Asda Fresh Tastes Carrot and Peas
  • 2 level tsp cornflour
  • 300g Maris Piper, Desiree or King Edward potatoes (peeled weight), cut into even-sized pieces
  • 300g Asda Sweet Potatoes (peeled weight), cut into even-sized pieces
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 15g butter
  • 15g grated Cheddar cheese
  • Asda Trimmed Fine Beans, to serve
  • Pre-heat the oven to 190C/170C Fan/Gas 5. Fry the mince and onion in a non-stick frying pan, stirring often, until the meat just browns. Transfer the mince to a saucepan.

  • Add the stock, tomato ketchup and brown sauce. Season with pepper. Cover and simmer gently for 10 minutes, stirring often, adding a little extra stock if necessary.

  • Stir in the carrots and peas, return to a simmer and cook for another 5 minutes. Mix the cornflour with 1 tbsp water and stir in. Simmer for 1 minute. Turn into an ovenproof dish.

  • Meanwhile, boil the potatoes and sweet potatoes in seperate saucepans until tender - about 15 minutes for the potatoes and 12 minutes for the sweet potatoes. Drain and return to one pan. Stand it over a very low heat for up to 1 minute to allow excess moisture to evaporate. Heat the milk and add to the potatoes with the butter. Mash until smooth, season, then spread over the mince.

  • Sprinkle on the cheese and cook for 20 minutes or until piping hot. Serve with the green beans.