Easiest Way to Prepare Award-winning Cottage Pie

Cottage Pie. Proper English Cottage Pie is a delicious, very traditional mince pie (beef) topped with mashed potato. Cottage pie is a combination of ground lamb or beef with mashed potatoes, topped with a bubbling layer of cheese is the perfect comfort food. Cottage pie is a classic dish that comes from the UK and Ireland.

A pie dish would be lined at the sides and bottom with mashed potato. Boil the potatoes until soft and mash them with the milk until smooth and creamy. Spoon the meat mixture into a gratin dish and cover with a thick, even layer of mashed potato.

Hey everyone, I hope you are having an incredible day today. Today, we’re going to make a special dish, cottage pie. One of my favorites food recipes. For mine, I am going to make it a little bit unique. This is gonna smell and look delicious.

Proper English Cottage Pie is a delicious, very traditional mince pie (beef) topped with mashed potato. Cottage pie is a combination of ground lamb or beef with mashed potatoes, topped with a bubbling layer of cheese is the perfect comfort food. Cottage pie is a classic dish that comes from the UK and Ireland.

Cottage Pie is one of the most well liked of current trending meals on earth. It’s enjoyed by millions daily. It’s easy, it is fast, it tastes yummy. Cottage Pie is something which I have loved my whole life. They’re nice and they look fantastic.

To get started with this recipe, we must prepare a few components. You can have cottage pie using 14 ingredients and 12 steps. Here is how you can achieve that.

The ingredients needed to make Cottage Pie:

  1. {Get 6 of potatoes.
  2. {Take 1 tablespoon of margarine or butter.
  3. {Get 450 g of beef mince.
  4. {Make ready 1 of large onion.
  5. {Take 2 of small carrots.
  6. {Get 2 sticks of celery.
  7. {Prepare 1 teaspoon of vegetable bullion powder (marigold).
  8. {Prepare 1 of beef stock cube (oxo).
  9. {Take 2 tablespoons of beef instant gravy granules (bistro).
  10. {Make ready 4 teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce.
  11. {Take Pinch of salt.
  12. {Prepare of Sprinkle mixed dried herbs (herbs de Provence).
  13. {Make ready of Black pepper.
  14. {Make ready of Cheddar Cheese.

A traditional cottage pie is made with ground beef and topped with mashed potatoes. We used potato slices, which saves time and looks good, too. For a shepherd's pie, use lamb. Cottage Pie and Shepherd's Pie are both savory meat pies with a crust or topping of mashed potatoes.

Instructions to make Cottage Pie:

  1. Dice the onions and slice the carrots thinly. Fry on a medium heat with a little oil season with mixed dried herbs, salt and pepper..
  2. Thinly slice the celery sticks and add to the frying pan..
  3. Once the onion starts to soften after about 10 minutes add the minced beef. Break it up into smaller chunks with a fork or spatula..
  4. While the beef is browning off peel the spuds and chop them into small chunks. Cover with water and boil on high..
  5. To prepare the liquor put the kettle on to boil. add the vegetable bullion beef stock cube, gravy granules and Worcestershire sauce to a measuring jug..
  6. Pour on boiling water and make up to a pint..
  7. Pour as much of the liquor into the meat as will fit, simmer to reduce… top up as necessary..
  8. Once the potatoes are nice and soft (20-25 mins) drain, add the margarine or butter and mash thoroughly..
  9. Pour the meat and vegetables into an oven proof dish. Cover with mash potatoes using a fork, try to keep it really fluffy and make lots of peeks so the top gets crispy..
  10. Cook in the oven for 20 minutes at 200 Degrees C.
  11. Cover with grated cheddar and return to the oven for 10 mins.
  12. It’s done… plate up and enjoy..

Traditionally, Shepherd's Pie is made with ground or minced lamb, while a Cottage Pie is made with ground or minced beef. We prefer beef in this house, so the Cottage Pie has always been our preference! Why is Cottage Pie called "Cottage Pie?" Cottage pie is a meat pie that is topped with mashed potatoes and baked in the oven. Now, cottage pie and shepherd's pie differ only in the type of ground meat they are made with. At its most basic, cottage pie is a meat pie (or casserole) that is topped with mashed potatoes rather than a pie crust.

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