Friday, February 14, 2014

Recipe: Healthy Cottage Pie

Yummy comforting cottage pie, made healthy with swapping creamy buttery mash with mashed sweet potatoes, and putting plenty of onions, garlic and celery into the mince, in order to up the veg content a bit! Also bulks up the mince which is great. So funny- I say this serves 4, which it definitely does if you serve with a bit of green veg on the side- but honestly when I made this Brendan ended up eating over half of this dish, over 1kg of the stuff! He'd give that ManvsFood guy a run for his money!

Healthy Cottage Pie (serves 4)

1 tbsp vegetable oil
3 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!

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