Cottage pie with cauliflower mash

    1 hour 5 min

    Not your traditional cottage pie but equally as good! A creamy cauliflower mash takes the place of mashed potatoes and the beef mince is spiced with curry powder, turmeric and cumin.

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    Serves: 10 

    • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, or more to taste
    • 3 large carrots, peeled and diced
    • 1 onion, diced
    • salt and ground black pepper to taste
    • 275g frozen peas, or more to taste
    • 4 cloves garlic, diced
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
    • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
    • 1 teaspoon ground paprika
    • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 900g beef mince
    • 2 tablespoons tomato puree
    • 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
    • 3 tablespoons butter
    • 3 tablespoons cream cheese
    • 1 egg, beaten

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

    1. Melt 1 tablespoon coconut oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add carrots and onion; season with salt and pepper. Cook and stir until onion and carrots begin to soften, about 5 minutes.
    2. Stir peas, garlic, curry powder, garlic powder, turmeric, paprika, oregano and cumin into the pot; cook until combined, about 2 minutes. Add extra coconut oil as needed. Stir in beef mince; cook until browned, about 5 minutes. Add tomato puree and stir until fully incorporated, about 2 minutes.
    3. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to the boil. Add cauliflower, cover and steam until tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and pat dry with kitchen roll.
    4. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    5. Combine drained cauliflower, butter and cream cheese in a large bowl. Mash until smooth.
    6. Spread beef mixture evenly in a large baking dish. Cover with mashed cauliflower. Brush beaten egg lightly on top.
    7. Bake in the preheated oven until hot, about 10 minutes. Turn on grill; cook until top is browned in places, about 5 minutes.

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