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Savoury Cottage Pie

ingredients

serves 4
2 tablespoons oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
1 lb (450 g) minced raw or cooked beef
salt and pepper
1 tablespoon curry powder
226 g (8 oz) canned tomatoes
750 g (1 1/2 lb) potatoes, peeled
2 tablespoons milk
knob of butter melted
butter or grated cheese to finish

method

1. Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the onion until softened.

2. Add the beef and fry until it is browned. (If using cooked beef, just heat it.)

3. Add salt, pepper, the curry powder and tomatoes and bring to the boil. Simmer for 30 minutes.

4. Meanwhile, cook the potatoes in boiling water until tender. Drain well, then mash with the milk, butter, salt and pepper.

5. Turn the beef mixture into a flameproof serving dish and cover with the mashed potato.

6. Make a criss-cross pattern on top with a fork and brush with melted butter or sprinkle with grated cheese.

7. Brown under a hot grill.

What did you think?

19 people have helped to review this recipe. Thankyou!

Great recipe.
posted by Emma Edward @ 10:47AM, 3/31/09
For some added flavour I added a dash of worchester sauce and a teaspoon of garlic paste. Yummy.
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