ttage pie recipe | House & Garden


This cottage pie is a surprisingly easy dinner recipe - a comforting British classic.


  • 700g essential Waitrose British Beef lean mince (typically 10% fat)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3–4 carrots, diced
  • 1 ½ tbsp essential Waitrose Tomato Purée
  • 3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 375ml beef stock (from a stock cube)
  • 1kg floury potatoes, diced
  • 125ml milk


  • Preheat the oven to 200°C, gas mark 6. Fry the mince, onion and carrots in a large, non-stick saucepan for 5 minutes until browned. Add the tomato purée, Worcestershire sauce and stock, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, cook the potatoes in boiling water for 15–20 minutes until tender. Drain and mash with the milk and a little butter, if required. Season to taste.
  • Transfer the mince to an ovenproof serving dish and top with the mashed potato. Bake for 20–25 minutes.

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