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Cottage Pie
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: British
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 378 kcal
Author: Chula King
Meat Mixture
  • 1 ½ cups beef or chicken broth
  • 4 teaspoons Bisto
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil or unsalted butter
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 3/4 cup carrots cut into small pieces
  • 3/4 cup frozen green peas
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
Mashed Potatoes
  • 2 pounds peeled and sliced Russet potatoes
  • 1/2 Tablespoon salt
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Meat Mixture
  1. In a small bowl, combine beef or chicken broth, Bisto, Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste and Dijon mustard; stir with whisk until well blended. Set aside.
  2. Brown ground beef in a large non-stick skillet. Drain in a colander and rinse well with hot water to remove as much fat as possible. Wipe skillet with paper towel and place over medium heat.
  3. Heat olive oil or butter in skillet over medium heat. Add onion and carrot; cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Add ground beef and beef broth mixture; cook over medium high heat until bubbly and thickened. Cover and continue cooking over medium low heat 45 minutes or until the meat is tender and the carrot is cooked. Spoon into a buttered casserole dish. Top meat mixture with mashed potatoes. May be prepared in advance up to this point.
  4. Bake at 400º F for 20 to 25 minutes, or until potatoes are lightly browned and mixture is bubbly. Yield: 6 servings.

Mashed Potatoes
  1. Place potatoes and 1/2 Tablespoon salt in a large saucepan. Cover potatoes with water; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium and continue cooking until potatoes are very soft, about 20 minutes; drain well in colander. Return potatoes to pan and heat over medium heat for several minutes to dry out. Process potatoes in ricer; butter and cheese. Mix well. Add milk; beat with an electric mixer until potatoes are smooth and creamy. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Place potatoes in piping bag fitted with a large (1M) star tip. Pipe potatoes over meat mixture.
Nutrition Facts
Cottage Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 378 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 79mg26%
Sodium 962mg40%
Potassium 1138mg33%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 3205IU64%
Vitamin C 27.6mg33%
Calcium 165mg17%
Iron 7.5mg42%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.