Crispy topped cottage pie

A tasty family favourite topped with golden sliced potatoes. And this meal gives you three of your 5 a day.
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Crispy topped cottage pie

Crispy topped cottage pie

A tasty family favourite topped with golden sliced potatoes. And this meal gives you three of your 5 a day.

Serves:
4

Ready:
1 hour 20 minutes

Avg. customer rating
6 votes

Prep time:
20 minutes

Cooking time:
1 hour 0 minute

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Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 220ºC, fan 200ºC, gas 6. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil (if using) in a large pan and cook the onion for 5 minutes, until soft, adding in the garlic (if using) for the last minute. 
  2. Stir in the beef mince and carrots and cook for a further 5 minutes. Pour in the chopped plum tomatoes, mixed herbs and stock, bring to a boil and then simmer for 25 minutes. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, par-boil the sliced potatoes for 10 minutes.
  3. Spoon the mince mixture into a 1 litre baking dish, top with the sliced potatoes, brush with the remaining oil (if using) and then cook on the top shelf of the oven for 35 minutes, until the potatoes are golden.
  4. Meanwhile, boil or microwave the peas according to the pack instructions. Drain and serve with the cottage pie.
Make it veggie

Make it veggie: Try swapping the beef mince for 454g Sainsbury's meatfree mince.

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Ingredients

  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • 400g basics beef mince
  • 500g carrots, peeled, cut lengthways and sliced
  • 1 x 400g tin basics peeled plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 800g basics potatoes, peeled & thinly sliced
  • 300g British garden peas by Sainsbury's
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  • 1½ tablespoons olive oil by Sainsbury's (optional)
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled & finely chopped (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon dried mixed herbs (optional)
  • 150ml stock (1 x stock cube) (optional)

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