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Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Serves: 5

Cottage Pie

This classic dish is a family favourite and is great for batch freezing for later in the week.

Serve with extra veggies to make it go further and plenty of lovely thick gravy.


1 tsp olive or cooking oil

500g beef mince

1 red onion, finely chopped

2 carrots, finely chopped

150g frozen peas

3 sticks of celery, finely chopped

600ml beef stock (or vegetable (GF))

2 garlic cloves, crushed

½ tsp dried thyme

½ tsp dried rosemary

1kg white potatoes, peeled and chopped in to 2cm cubes

Salt and pepper (to taste)

Suitable for: CleverChef

The Method

Select the SAUTE function and press START, then add the oil and allow to heat. Add the onion and stir regularly for ~3 minutes until the onion begins to soften. Add the garlic and herbs and cook for a further 1 minute.

Add the mince, season with salt and pepper and stir regularly until the program ends and the mince is browned, then press CANCEL.

Add the stock and vegetables and stir to combine.

Insert the steamer tray and evenly spread the potatoes then close the lid.

Select the DIY function, adjust the temperature to 100°C and the time to 40 minutes, then press START.

When the program has finished, open the lid and Remove the potatoes and mash in a bowl with some butter, milk and seasoning.

Add the mince to a serving dish and spread evenly before topping with the mashed potatoes.

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