Veggie packed cottage pie

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  • 1hr10min

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.

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Ingredients

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

Method

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

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