Healthy Cottage Pie (serves 4)
1 tbsp vegetable oil3 white onions, finely diced
4 celery sticks, finely diced
6 garlic cloves, finely chopped
500g lean beef mince
1 tsp mixed herbs
2 bay leaves
400ml beef stock
40ml Worchester sauce
1 rounded tsp flour, mixed with water
Salt, pepper and sugar to taste
1050g sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
Salt and pepper
1. Fry the onion, celery, garlic, minced beef and mixed herbs in the vegetable oil on a high heat for 12 minutes, stirring often. Add the stock, and Worchester sauce and cook on a low/medium heat for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the flour mixture and cook for a further 2 minutes, or until sauce is thickened.
2. Preheat the oven to 200C. Boil the sweet potatoes for about 25 minutes, or until soft. Drain, mash, and season to taste. Pour the beef mixture into an oven proof dish. Spoon the mash on top of the beef, smooth over, make lines on top with a fork, and bake in the oven for 25 minutes.
3. Put the oven onto grill, and grill for about 5 minutes, or until slightly browned on top. Remove from the oven and serve!