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Quick And Easy Cottage Pie

Delicious cottage pie with a sweet potato twist

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Cottage Pie

Serves: 4 – 6 people.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes to prep, 40 minutes to cook.


  • 500g lean mince
  • Half tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce or brown sauce
  • 500g potatoes peeled and cut into chunks
  • 500g peeled sweet potato
  • 400g can of baked beans
  • 360 ml stock – vegetable or beef
  • Salt and pepper
  •  25g butter
  • Optional – Small amount of low fat / light Grated cheddar to top


  1. Preheat oven to 200C / 400F / gas mark 6.
  2. Heat the oil in a heavy saucepan. Add the mince and cook over a medium heat for 5 minutes or until lightly browned.
  3. Put the meat to one side and add the onion. Reduce the heat and cook the onion until soft.
  4. Mix together the meat and the onion and add the Worcestershire sauce / brown sauce, pepper, salt and baked beans.
  5. Add gravy granules to the meat mix – vegetarian or beef.
  6. Meanwhile cook the potatoes and sweet potato in boiling water until soft.
  7. When soft, drain and mash using a little butter.
  8. Put the meat into the dish and cover with the potato mash.
  9. Optional – Add  Grated low fat / light cheddar cheese on top, and put in to the oven.This can be added just to help the top of the pie brown nicely.
  10. Cook until golden brown.
  11. Serve with cabbage, broccoli or peas.
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