Cottage Pie

1lb round minced beef (round is leaner than rib)
1 large white onion – diced
5 cloves garlic – diced
2 med carrots – diced
1 parsnip – diced
2 sticks of celery – diced
½ red pepper – diced
½ yellow pepper – diced
6-8 mushrooms – sliced
small head of broccoli
half head of cauliflour
tin of sweetcorn
tin of garden peas
½ jar of Passata {pulped tomatoes}
tin of chopped tomatoes
¼ pint of vegetable stock
large bunch of chopped flat leaf parsley
200g grated cheddar {or any other hard cheese}
8 large potatoes {roosters work well}
Olive Oil
Rock salt
Cracked pepper
  • Peel and quarter the potatoes and put on to boil
    Dry fry the mince, slowly to remove excess fat. When browned, move to a dish with a slotted spoon and wash off pan
    Add a little olive oil to the pan and sweat off the garlic and onion.
    Once glassy return the minced beef to the pan
    After 2 mins add the carrot, parsnip and celery {all hard veg}
    Cook through, mixing gently for about five minutes, then add peppers, corn, peas and mushrooms
    Cook for additional 5 mins, then add passata, tinned tomatoes and stock
    Simmer for about ten minutes, add pepper, salt and parsley
    Simmer for two minutes then turn all the mix into a large pyrex dish – rectangular in shape about 3 inches deep
    Add all the grated cheese to the top, covering the meat mix
    Mash the potatoes with some real butter, a little milk, some cracked black pepper and a little salt. {you could add some cream cheese too if you liked}
    Spoon over the top of the dish, using the back of the spoon to seal the edges and a fork to fluff up the middle
    Cover with tin foil and cook for 35mins in the middle of the oven on 180 degress C
    Remove foil for last five minutes to allow potatoe to brownThis is ideal for freezing.
    For small babes, don’t use the salt or stock cube, just use water.
    When fully cooked, blitz with a hand blender.
    For slightly older infants, simply mash



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