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Cottage Pie Recipe

Updated on February 18, 2013

Here is a great simple recipe I have for cottage pie, which some people refer to as shepherds pie. Shepherds pie is traditionally made with ground lamb meat. This recipe is made with ground beef, so it's called cottage pie.

Before it was put into the oven
Before it was put into the oven

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 45 min
Ready in: 55 min
Yields: 6
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  • 500 g Ground Beef
  • 2 Small onions
  • 6 Potatoes
  • 1/2 Red bell pepper
  • 250 ml Beef stock
  • 1/2 bag frozen peas,carrots, and corn
  • 1/2 tablespoon italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tablespoon sweet basil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 125 grams shredded cheese
  • bread crumbs
Finished Cottage Pie
Finished Cottage Pie


  1. Peheat the oven to 375 degrees
  2. Dice up the onions, and red bell peppers, and peel the potatoes.
  3. In a skillet heat up some oil and add the onions and the bell pepper. Allow to cook for 5 minute, then add the ground beef.
  4. While the beef is cooking add your potatoes to a pot and get to boil.
  5. Once the ground beef has browned add the beef stock to the skillet, add italian seasoning, sweet basil, cumin. Let cook for about five minutes.
  6. Strain and mash the potatoes
  7. Pour the ground beef mixture into casserol dish, add the unthawed frozen vegetables and mix.
  8. Add the mashed potatoes over top and sprinkle the shredded cheese and bread crumbs ontop.
  9. Put into the oven
  10. Cook for 35 minutes or until the potatoes get golden.


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    • Missin Behavin profile image

      Melissa 4 years ago from Canada

      I hope you enjoy trying this recipe out.

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      i have heard of cottage pie sold in restaurant cost quite expensive. The amount is quite small. At least now i know how to make it. Thanks. Voted up