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Cottage pie with sweet potato topping

8
7
4
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
1 hr
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Swap regular mashed potato for sweet potato to add a flavour twist to this classic family favourite.

Ingredients

brown onion

1 medium, sliced

garlic

2 clove(s), crushed

carrot(s)

2 medium, finely chopped

celery

2 individual, finely chopped

fresh thyme

2 tsp, (leaves from 2 sprigs)

extra lean beef mince

500 g

canned diced tomatoes

230 g

worcestershire sauce

3 tsp

beef stock cube

1 individual, to make 550ml hot liquid stock

orange sweet potato (kumara)

500 g, coarsely chopped

skim milk

1½ tbs

frozen green peas

1¼ cup(s), (150g)

oil spray

1 x 3 second spray(s)

Instructions

  1. Lightly spray a large saucepan with oil and heat over medium heat. Cook onion, stirring, for 5-6 minutes or until softened. Add garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until fragrant. Add carrot and celery and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, for 5-6 minutes or until just tender. Add thyme and mince and cook, stirring to break up lumps, for 5-6 minutes or until browned.
  2. Add tomatoes, Worcestershire and stock and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes or until sauce has reduced and most of the liquid has evaporated.
  3. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 200°C. Boil, steam or microwave sweet potato until tender. Drain and return to pan. Mash with milk until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Stir peas through mince mixture. Spoon mixture into 4 x 500ml (2 cups) pie dishes or 1 x 20cm pie dish. Top with mash and bake for 20-25 minutes or until topping has browned and mince is bubbling. Serve.

Notes

TIPS: To make this recipe gluten-free, use gluten-free Worcestershire sauce. Add 2 tbs chopped fresh chives with milk in Step 3. Swap beef mince for turkey breast mince.

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