Lizzies Mince/Cottage Pie
1 Onion, peeled and chopped
2 tbls Olive Oil
2 cloves of garlic, peeled and minced
500g Lean Minced Beef
1 packet of peeled, chopped butternut – steam for 4 mins in microwave and chop up small when cooked or use a potato masher to mash
1 stock cube
1 small can of tomato paste
1 x 400g whole tomatoes
400g chopped mushrooms
a good sprinkle of mixed herbs or chopped fresh herbs
(6 medium potatoes)
Heat the oil in a heavy based pot.
Brown the onion and garlic and add the mince.
Add the remaining ingredients, cover and reduce the heat to a slow simmer.
Allow to cook slowly for at least 30-45mins to ensure that the butternut completely mixes into the bolognaise.
If you are making Cottage Pies – place the mice into little ramikins – peel the potatoes and boil in water until soft.
Mash with milk and a small amount of butter. Season with a pinch of salt.
Top the mince with the mash. Cover each pot with cling film and freeze.