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Auntie Brenda's simple cottage pie recipe
PREPARATION TIME 30 Mins Cooking time 40 Mins overall
INGREDIENTS 500g minced beef, 3 potatoes
Optional : 1 onion, carrot, grated cheese, 1 tomato
Heat a tablespoon of oil in a frying pan. Add 500g of minced beef (add 1 chopped onion and / or 1 chopped carrot if desired) and fry until the mince is browned. Meanwhile boil 3 medium size potatoes in salted water. Empty the minced beef and and onion into a piedish, draining off any excess fat. Mash the potatoes and add grated cheese if desired and pile on top of the mince, making a pattern with a fork. (Optional - slice a tomato and arrange neatly on top of the potato.) Put the dish into an oven pre-heated to 200C / gas mark 6 and cook for 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
Shepherds pie is the same recipe but using minced lamb instead of beef.
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