Cheesy Beef and Potato Pie


serves: 4
500 g extra lean minced beef
1 onion, finely chopped
2 carrots, peeled and cut into 1 cm dice
400 g can chopped tomatoes
1 beef stock cube made up to scant 1/2 (us) cup (100 ml) with boiling water
salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 lb 6 oz (625 g) King Edward or other floury potatoes, peeled
150 g mature cheddar, grated


1. Preheat the oven to 190°C (375°F) gas mark 5.

2. Dry-fry the minced beef, onion and carrot in a large frying pan until the meat is browned. Stir in the canned tomatoes and stock, and bring to the boil.

3. Transfer to a 20 x 23 cm ovenproof dish, and put to one side while preparing the potatoes.

4. Cut the potatoes into thin slices and arrange on the top of the beef pie. Scatter over the cheese and cook in the oven for 40 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender and golden brown.

5. Serve with freshly cooked green vegetables.

What did you think?

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Very nice
posted by mandy @ 05:48PM, 10/01/06
Really nice and quick and easy to cook.
posted by fcg @ 09:11PM, 1/11/09
Not the traditional cottage pie but very tasty nevertheless
Very tasty
posted by Dympna @ 04:42PM, 8/25/10
This was lovely but I added the cheese for the last 10 - 15 mins so it would not burn and it was perfect
You should mash thoes potatoes.
posted by DCarlton @ 07:15AM, 12/04/10
This is just hamburger pie, without the mashed potatoes - honestly, the mashed potatoes are much better on top of this, plus then it only takes about 10 - 15 minutes in the oven to melt the cheese. if you haven't tried it you should.
A very good dish
posted by Andy G @ 12:09PM, 1/09/11
Very nice indeed, I added garlic and reduced the stock in the frying pan before putting in the oven. Add cheese 10 / 15 mins before serving great with roasted veg.
Very nice
posted by Shelley @ 08:45AM, 3/28/11
The browned and slightly crisp potatoes are a nice alternative to the perennial cottage pie. I used beer instead of water in the stock, which gave the dish a nice robust flavour.
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