It’s rare that Mrs F cooks, but when she does, her signature dish is this Cheesy Cottage Pie and it is yummy!
Can’t cook, won’t cook
It’s no secret that Mrs F doesn’t do much cooking. It’s not that she can’t cook, it’s just I watch over her when she is. Mainly because “that’s not how I do it”. So she just generally doesn’t bother. On top of that, she works a lot so the last thing you want to be doing is cooking when you get in from a hard days graft.
Cheesy Cottage pie
Mrs F’s Cheesy Cottage pie is one of those dishes that you can’t help but have more than one portion of. It’s quite a simple recipe but it does take a little while to cook. Good things, come to those who wait!
This recipe contains lots of cheese. Mrs F made it and she’s obsessed with cheese!
Mrs F’s Cheesy Cottage Pie
- 500 g beef mince
- 3 large carrots Chopped
- 1 medium onion Chopped
- 180 g fresh or frozen garden peas
- 1 Garlic clove – crushed
- 2 tsp Dry Mixed herbs
- Salt and pepper
- 2 tbsp Beef gravy mix
- 200 ml Boiling water
- 2 tbsp Vegetable oil
- 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 6 large potatoes Chopped & quartered
- 100 ml Semi Skimmed milk
- 25 g Butter
- 200 g Mature cheese
- Add the oil to a deep pan.
- Add the garlic, onions & carrots and lightly fry until onions are translucent.
- Add the mince to the pan and fry until browned.
- Add the Worcestershire and ensure everything is mixed well.
- Add the mixed herbs, salt and pepper to taste.
- Add the gravy granules to the boiling water and mix until granules are dissolved.
- Pour the gravy into the pan and mix well.
- Allow to simmer for 30 minutes.
- Remove the mixture from the heat and pour into a 40cm oven proof dish.
- Add the peas and mix.
- Allow to cool for 30 minutes.
- Pre heat the oven to 180c / gas mark 4
- Boil the potatoes for 20 minutes or until the potatoes break easily.
- Drain and mash the potatoes, adding the butter and milk to create a fluffy mash.
- Add the cheese to the mash and mix well
- Spoon the mash over the cooled mince
- Level the mash and make a pretty pattern with a fork.
- Place in the centre of the oven and bake for 20-30 minutes, until the peaks of the mash start browning.
- Serve, and enjoy!