Super simple cottage pie

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This recipe is a super easy take on the classic dinner meal. It is a hearty dish with that will always be a family favourite and will have everyone going back for more. If you are looking for a healthier option, try switching out the potato for sweet potato mash or opting for lean turkey mince instead of beef.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 500g 5-star mince beef
  • 400g can diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon Italian dried herbs
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 1 1/2 kg potatoes
  • 2 tablespoon milk
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 red capsicum, chopped


  1. In a large pot, add diced tomatoes, herbs and stock. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes. Preheat oven to 200C.
  2. In a large, deep frying pan heat oil. Add onion and capsicum. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add beef mince and cook until browned. Break up with a wooden spoon as it cooks.
  3. Peel potatoes and dice. Boil in pot until tender. Drain well. Mash potatoes until completely smooth. Stir in milk.
  4. Stir peas into mince mixture. Spoon into an 8 cup capacity ovenproof dish. Spread mash over the top. Bake for 20 mins. Serve hot.


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