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Eddies Best Cottage Pie

Posted by: admin at 1:35 pm on March 28th, 2016

Eddies Best Cottage Pie

Hello my name is Eddie and I have a slightly stupid human who thinks that he can cook, which he actually does sometimes but I don’t think he’s very good.  He keeps on burning the oven.

Here is my recipe for really good cottage pie.  You can also use or to make shepherd’s pie.  Both of them are yummy.  The human makes this but he doesn’t always share any with me. The key is to really let the mince cook through as it makes it warm and happy and

Use my mash potato tips for a great topping

Gently heat the dripping in a large frying pan until it melts. Add the onions and fry gently till they turn golden - add and fry the minced beef until browned all over.

Add the grated carrot, thyme and stir in the tomato purée and cook for a further few minutes.

Add the stock to the pan and leave to simmer for a good hour and a half until the beef is tender and the mixture is thickened. Season, to taste, with salt, freshly ground black pepper and a few dashes of Worcestershire sauce. Keep warm over a very low heat.

Preheat the grill to high.

Make the mash as Ive already told you!

Place the mince mixture into a baking dish and spoon the mash over the top. Place under the grill for 8-10 minutes, or until the top is golden-brown and a bit crispy. Share with your dog. But not the cat. A cat would probably explode if it ate anything this yummy.

For the mince

Beef dripping – enough to fry the mince in

750g minced beef

large onion, finely chopped

a medium carrot - grated

4 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves only

2 tbsp tomato puree

500ml beef stock (Knorr Reach Beef is really good)

salt and freshly ground black pepper

Worcestershire sauce (or Mushroom ketchup if you can find it, its fab), to taste

For the mash

900g Maris Piper potatoes, peeled and chopped

115g butter

salt and white pepper