Gather the ingredients for cooking the mince. All meat and veg are Irish produce.
Peel your vegetables and chop/dice them up to your liking.
I hate lumps of mince, so I give my raw mince a couple of chop ups before cooking it! (I only used half of this portion of mince )
Wash, peel and cut your potatoes in half. I like to do this step before even putting the meat on. More convenient during the cooking process :-)
Begin browning your meat with a little olive oil. Add salt and pepper..
When meat has fully browned, throw in your onion and carrots.
At this stage, I got my potatoes on to boil.
When the veg has softened, I then like to add some drops of worcestershire sauce to the meat... Starting to smell gooooddd..
Pop in as many frozen peas as you like. We like lots!
Beef stock time. I recommend approx 250ml of water. Remember, do not add to the mix until fully dissolved in water.
After 5 mins with beef stock.
Tomato purée goes in next. Keep taste-testing to get the flavours right for you. (My favourite part!!)
I just LOVE HP brown sauce, and it makes the cottage pie taste sooo good! It adds a beautiful flavour.
Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
After meat and veg are cooked and tasting amazing, scoop into an oven dish.
Time for every Irish gals favourite veg...potatoes!! This is what I used for my mash.- all Irish produce.
In goes 2oz of real butter, 100 mls of single cream and a dash of milk. Season to taste.
I use a spoon to scoop the potato onto the meat mixture and a fork to decorate!
Ready for the oven! We shall see you in 15-20 minutes!
This could serve up to six people if you have a side dish with it. If not, it would do a healthy four portions. Slainté!