Quick cottage pie
- February 2008
- Serves 2 people
- Ready in 15 minutes
The secret ingredient in this quick cottage pie recipe is a tin of baked beans. This comfort food recipe can easily be doubled up if your feeding friends and family.
- Dairy-free recipes
- 250g good beef mince
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 415g can baked beans in tomato sauce
- 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tbsp dried mixed herbs
- 450g pack chilled, flavoured mashed potato
- Serve with cooked peas
- Heat a large, dry frying pan over a high heat. Add the beef mince and 1 small onion, chopped, and cook, stirring to break up the meat, for 3-4 minutes, until the meat is browned.
- Stir in a 415g can baked beans in tomato sauce, 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce, 1 tablespoon dried mixed herbs, some seasoning and a good dash of water. Simmer rapidly for 3-4 minutes, until thickened. Tip into a deep, 1.2-litre baking dish.
- Meanwhile, preheat the grill to high. Heat a 450g pack chilled, flavoured mashed potato according to the pack instructions, spoon on top of the mince and rough up the surface. Pop under the hot grill for a few minutes, until golden and bubbling.
- Serve with cooked peas, if you like.
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