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Cottage pie

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Cottage pie


For the mashed potatoes

  • Peel the potatoes and cut them into 2 cm pieces. 
  • Add them into a pot with water enough to cover them, and boil them for 10-15 minutes until they soften.
  • Drain the potatoes and transfer them into a bowl.
  • Press with a fork to mash them completely and add the milk, the butter, salt, and pepper.
  • Whisk until you get a uniform and smooth mash.
  • Cover with plastic wrap until needed.

For the ground beef

  • Preheat the oven to 180ο C (350ο F) set to fan.
  • Heat the olive oil in a pot over medium heat. 
  • Sauté the ground beef for 2 minutes until browned. 
  • Finely chop the onion, the carrot, add them into the pot, and sauté for 2 more minutes until they are slightly tender.
  • Add the tomato paste and mix with a serving spoon. 
  • Add salt, pepper, and the beer. Mix and cook for 5 minutes until the ground beef absorbs the beer. 
  • Add the peas, mix, and cook for 3 more minutes.
  • Remove the pot from the heat and pour the mixture into a 14 cm square baking pan.

To assemble

  • Fill a pastry bag with a 9 mm star tip with the mashed potatoes.
  • Cover the ground beef with the mashed potatoes and spread with the egg wash.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the mashed potatoes are golden.
  • Remove from the oven and let it cool for about 20 minutes.
  • Serve with thyme.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
21 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
36 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
50 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
10 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
9 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
40 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
18 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
16 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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