Recipe begged, borrowed, compiled and adapted by The Klutz in the Kitchen
Today August 15th – International Lemon Meringue Pie Day
Tomorrow, Thursday August 16th it’s International Rum Day and Bratwurst Day
The Klutz in the Kitchen not being a particulary good baker has decide not to bake a Lemon Meringue Pie therefore he has decided on ………………
COTTAGE PIE as todays recipe
According to Wikipedia the recipe can vary widely. The defining ingredients are minced meat (commonly beef when named cottage pie or lamb when named shepherd’s pie), typically its cooked in a gravy with chopped or sliced onions and sometimes other vegetables, such as peas, celery or carrots, and topped with mashed potato. The pie is sometimes also topped with grated cheese.
The term cottage pie was in use by 1791, when the potato was being introduced as an edible crop affordable for the poor (cottage, meaning a modest dwelling for rural workers). The term shepherd’s pie did not appear until 1854, and was used synonymously with cottage pie, regardless of whether the meat was beef or mutton. In the United Kingdom, the term shepherd’s pie is now commonly used when the meat is lamb.
I’m really partial to Cottage or Shepherds Pie so our grumpy Klutz searched far and wide to find this very simple, easy yet tasty recipe using all shortcuts to create a meal all will enjoy, also thanks to Royco®
Preparation time: 15 min
Cooking time: 35 min
Stuff to throw it together
Royco® Savoury Gravy
650g Beef Mince
50g Tomato Paste
1 Medium Onion thinly sliced
4 cloves of garlic finely chopped
2 cups frozen mixed veg, defrosted
4 potatoes, cooked and mashed
¼ cup milk
Klutz inspired optional extra stuff
2 chilli’s seeded and finely chopped (must be added to step 3)
1 large cup grated cheese (to be spread evenly over the top of the mash)
How to cook it up
- Prepare the Royco® gravy according to packet instructions.
- Preheat the oven to 180°C.
- In a pan brown the onions add the garlic half way through the browning process once done set aside on a plate.
- In the same pan brown the mince when done, add the browned onions and garlic, tomato paste, 1 cup beef stock or water and prepared Royco® sauce, simmer for 10 minutes, stir through the mixed veg.
- Mix together mashed potato and milk, season with salt and pepper.
- Place mince in an ovenproof dish and top with mash.
- Bake for 30-40 minutes or until golden and bubbling.
The Klutz in the Kitchen
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