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Cottage Pie

  • 18.05.2006.
  • Moderate difficulty
  • 4
  • 80 min

Once a meal of common peasants, today is already becoming comfort food. There is no dough in this “pie”: minced beef is sautéed with vegetables and poured over with mashed potatoes and baked till golden yellow colour.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 100 g onion
  • 500 g minced beef
  • 25 g wheat flour rough milled
  • 1 tablespoon Worchestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon mild ketchup
  • 80 g carrot
  • 60 g frozen peas
  • 70 g sweet corn
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon Vegeta
  • 250 ml water
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 30 g grated cheese
  • For the puree:
  • 1 kg potato
  • salt
  • 20 g butter
  • 50 ml warm milk

Preparation

  1. 1.
    On heated oil briefly sauté chopped onions, add meat and fry shortly.
  2. 2.
    Add flour, fry some more, stir in the Worchestershire sauce, ketchup, carrot cut into slices, peas, corn, bay leaf, Vegeta and pour it all with water and sauté covered for another 15 minutes on light fire, stirring occasionally.
  3. 3.
    In the end take out the bay leaf, add salt, pepper and chopped parsley.
  4. 4.
    Peel and cut the potatoes and cook in mildly salted water. Drain the cooked potatoes, add butter, milk and mash.
  5. 5.
    Place the meat with the vegetables in an oiled fire-proof dish, use the spoon to distribute mashed potatoes over it and sprinkle with grated cheese.
  6. 6.
    Bake in the oven heated up to 200°C on the top shelf for about 20 minutes until the potatoes get golden yellow colour.

Serving

Serve warm with green salad.

Advice

You can put mashed potatoes in the confectionary bag with a tip and distribute it as a decoration over meat.

Energy and nutritive values

Energy and nutritive values are calculated for one serving (i.e. for 1 person). If it is a dessert, energy and nutritive values have been calculated for 100 g.

Nutrient Unit of measure Amount F rda (%) M rda (%)
Energy values kcal / kJ 675 / 2.822 - -
Fat g 31,06 - -
Carbohydrates g 64,86 - -
Dietary fibre g 7,00 - -
Protein g 34,48 - -
Salt g 1,90 0 0
Vitamin A μg 6.035,84 151 121
Vitamin D μg 25,06 13 13
Vitamin C mg 26,81 36 30
Niacin mg 15,47 111 77
Potassium mg 1.440,04 39 39
Calcium mg 164,64 16 16
Phosphorus mg 457,12 57 57

* RDA is based on daily allowances for women of 2000 kcal, and for men of 2900 kcal at the age of 25 to 50. (Source: DRI reports - Macronutrients, Elements, Vitamins, www.nap.edu; Genesis R&D and Podravka d.d.)