Veggie packed cottage pie

    1 hour 10 min

    This recipe is a perfect way to gain your 5-a-day, it has nine different kinds of veg which can be fresh or frozen. You can also make so many different varies taking out some vegetables or adding more.

    6 people made this

    Makes: 1 cottage pie

    • 1/2 swede
    • 2 parsnips
    • 3 carrots
    • 25g peas
    • 25g sweetcorn
    • 25g kidney beans
    • 25g butter beans
    • 1 tin of baked beans or chopped tomatoes
    • 400g minced beef
    • 4 to 5 medium potatoes
    • 25g butter
    • 30ml milk
    • grated cheese
    • oil for frying
    • herbs also can be added for extra flavour

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

    1. Boil water in a saucepan whilst peeling and chopping potatoes, then add to water to boil for approx 20 min or until potatoes are soft.
    2. Brown mince in a little oil in frying pan. Whilst waiting for this to cook prepare the vegetables by peeling and chopping (you can use frozen and/or fresh vegetables).
    3. Drain oil from browned mince and place in a large bowl with raw vegetables, then mix with baked beans (or chopped plum tomatoes) add herbs if desired. Once mixed, place in a large oven-proof dish and flatten with back of a spoon.
    4. Once potatoes are soft, drain water and mash potatoes adding butter and a little milk till desired texture.
    5. Spoon potato mash onto mince and vegetable mix, smooth with back of spoon, and sprinkle with grated cheese.
    6. Bake at 180 C / Gas 4 for 30 minutes or until cheese has browned, serve hot with more vegetables or on its own. Enjoy!

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    I used Quorn instead of meat as my son is a vegetarian with the herbs  -  16 Jul 2012


    thank you so much! i made this recipe last night and used packet mixed frozen veggies, thank you for a recipe that even my fiancee (a very picky eater) loved.  -  09 May 2009  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)


    yum! it had a nice, sweet taste to it. My husband and I thought it was really great and I'll be making it again  -  08 Nov 2009  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)