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Cottage pie

This pie is a classic, it's hearty and is sure to become a family favourite.
Ingredients
  • - 4 potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • - 1/2 cup low-fat milk
  • - 1 tablespoon oil
  • - 1 onion, finely chopped
  • - 2 carrots, finely chopped or grated
  • - 500 grams beef mince
  • - 1 cup mushrooms, finely chopped
  • - 2 courgettes, finely chopped or grated
  • - 440 gram can chopped tomatoes
  • - 1/2 cup water
  • - 2 tablespoons tomato sauce
  • - 1/4 cup grated cheese
  • - 1 tablespoon chopped parsley (optional)
Method
  1. 1. Boil the potatoes until soft. Drain, add the milk and mash.
  2. 2. Heat oil in a pan. Add onions and carrots, cook for 5-10 minutes until soft. Add the mince and brown.
  3. 3. Add mushrooms, courgettes, tomatoes, water and tomato sauce. Simmer for 20-25 minutes.
  4. 4. Place the mince mixture in a baking dish. Spread the potato over the top and sprinkle with cheese.
  5. 5. Bake at 200°C for 20-30 minutes or until the mince mixture is bubbling and the top is golden.
  6. 6. Sprinkle with chopped parsley (optional).
Notes
Frozen vegetables can be added to this dish. Try peas, diced carrots, corn or beans.

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