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Quick cottage pie

Points® value
Total Time
30 min
10 min
20 min
How to get this tasty family favourite on the table in half an hour? By using a few clever cheat’s ingredients, cooking it on the hob, and finishing it under the grill. Easy.


Calorie controlled cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Extra lean beef mince (5% fat), raw

500 g

Celery, Raw

2 stick(s), diced

Carrots, raw

2 medium, diced


1 large, diced

Plain White Flour

15 g

Beef stock cube(s)

1 cube(s), to make 375ml beef stock

Worcestershire Sauce

2 teaspoon(s)

Tesco Mashed Potato

800 g

Broccoli, raw

320 g, tenderstem


  1. Mist a 24cm ovenproof nonstick pan with cooking spray and brown the beef for 5 minutes over a medium-high heat, breaking up any lumps with a wooden spoon. Add the diced vegetables and cook for 5 minutes, stirring often.
  2. Sprinkle the flour over the meat and vegetables, stirring to coat, then stir in the stock and Worcestershire sauce. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes until the sauce is thickened. Season to taste, then remove from the heat.
  3. Meanwhile, preheat the grill to high. Cook the mashed potato in the microwave to pack instructions. Spoon the mash over the beef mixture and use a fork to level it and create a pattern. Season, then cook under the grill for 5 minutes until the potato is crisp and golden.
  4. While the pie is grilling, steam the broccoli for 5 minutes, until tender. Serve with the cottage pie.