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Operation Transformation - Aoife's Cottage Pie

Operation Transformation

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Cooking Instructions

Cooking time: 60 Min.

Serves: 4 (two portions for today and two to freeze for later!)

Method:

Heat oven to 180C/ 160C Fan/ 350F /gas 4

Place potatoes in a pot with enough cold water to cover them and bring to boil

Turn down heat and simmer gently until potatoes are soft

Drain the water.  Add milk, butter and mash well.  Set aside for later

Melt half the butter in a pan on medium heat

Add onions, celery, carrots and garlic and cook for 5 minutes until soft

Increase heat to high and add minced beef, stirring until well browned

Stir in the flour and cook for 1 minute

Add the chicken stock, tomato puree, Worcestershire sauce, and peas

Bring to the boil then reduce heat and simmer for 5 - 7 minutes

Place mince mixture into ovenproof dish and top with mashed potato

Bake for about 30 minutes until golden on top