Recipe: Delicious Traditional Cottage Pie

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Traditional Cottage Pie.

Traditional Cottage Pie You can cook Traditional Cottage Pie using 23 ingredients and 10 steps. Here is how you cook it.

Ingredients of Traditional Cottage Pie

  1. You need of Mince.
  2. You need 1 of large onion, chopped.
  3. It’s 2 tbsp of olive oil, extra virgin.
  4. You need 300 ml of red wine.
  5. It’s 2 cloves of garlic, chopped.
  6. You need 1 tsp of mixed dried herbs.
  7. It’s 1 can of chopped tomatoes.
  8. Prepare 2 of medium carrots, sliced.
  9. You need 150 grams of smoked bacon, chopped.
  10. You need 1 tsp of worcestershire sauce.
  11. Prepare of Salt.
  12. It’s of Freshly ground black pepper.
  13. You need 1 tbsp of tomato purée.
  14. Prepare 500 grams of mince beef.
  15. You need of Mash.
  16. It’s 1 tbsp of dijon mustard.
  17. You need 80 grams of butter.
  18. Prepare 4 tbsp of full fat milk.
  19. It’s 1 kg of potatoes, peeled and diced.
  20. You need of Water, to boil potatoes.
  21. You need 1 pinch of salt.
  22. You need of Fresh ground black pepper.
  23. Prepare of Grated cheddar cheese.

Traditional Cottage Pie step by step

  1. Add 2 tablespoon of olive oil in a large frying pan and heat the oil over a medium heat. Then add the bacon, fry for 2-3 minutes until bacon is cooked. Remove the bacon and set aside..
  2. Add the onion, garlic and carrot to the pan to the oil, cook over a medium heat until the vegetables become soft..
  3. Next add the mince and cook until brown..
  4. Add the tin tomatoes, purée, wine, mixed herbs, the cooked bacon, the Worcestershire sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Cover with lid and simmer for 30-40 minutes..
  5. In the meantime, boil the potatoes in salted water until they are soft. About 15 minutes..
  6. Drain the potatoes well and then mash. Add the mustard, milk and butter. Season with pepper and if needed more salt. (You may add another tbsp of mustard, if you prefer the taste a little stronger)..
  7. When ready, spoon the mince mixture into a casserole dish. Top with the mash and sprinkle with grated cheddar cheese..
  8. Pre-heat the oven to 190 c / Gas mark 5..
  9. Bake the pie for 30-35 minutes or until the mash has become golden brown..
  10. Let it rest for 15 minutes prior to serving..

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