About this recipe: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.
Makes: 1 cottage pie
25g kidney beans
25g butter beans
1 tin of baked beans or chopped tomatoes
400g minced beef
4 to 5 medium potatoes
oil for frying
herbs also can be added for extra flavour
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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.
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).
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.
Once potatoes are soft, drain water and mash potatoes adding butter and a little milk till desired texture.
Spoon potato mash onto mince and vegetable mix, smooth with back of spoon, and sprinkle with grated cheese.
Bake at 180 C / Gas 4 for 30 minutes or until cheese has browned, serve hot with more vegetables or on its own. Enjoy!