How to Make Simple Cottage Pie

by Obaid Al Mazrouei


  • 1 Large onion, diced
  • 2 Medium carrots, diced
  • 1 Garlic clove, crushed
  • ½ kilograms Minced beef
  • 1 Cup Beef stock
  • 2 Large tomatoes, diced
  • 2 Tablespoons Tomato paste
  • 2 Tablespoons Dried herbs
  • Toppings ingredients
  • 1 Kilogram Potatoes, peeled and diced
  • ¼ Cups Milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • ¼ Cups Cheese (optional)
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive oil
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 190c degrees

    Step 2

    Prepare your ingredients before you start cooking

    Step 3

    Hear the oil then add onions, garlic and carrots. Cook until softened

    Step 4

    Add the beef, make sure it's browned, then add tomatoes, tomato paste, stock and the herbs. Add salt and pepper to taste

    Step 5

    Cover the sauce and leave it for 30 minutes to simmer

    Step 6

    Meanwhile, boil the potatoes until soft, ad salt to taste if needed

    Step 7

    Remove from water and mash with milk, butter, pepper and cheese, season with salt and pepper

    Step 8

    In ovenproof dish, spread the meat sauce in the bottom and add the mash on the top

    Step 9

    Be generous with the potato topping

    Step 10

    Leave it in the oven until browned on the top around 15-25 minutes, keep checking

    Step 11

    Enjoy with roasted veg or any choice of side ;-)