The last time I posted this, it was in 2006! Hmm..Looking at the old post, I realized I'm taking this blog alot more seriously now.
This is actually a cottage pie since I used beef mince instead of lamb. The time round, I added some cheese in my mashed potato and used 98.5% fat free milk + olive oil instead of butter. The butter version is obviously richer but the olive oil one has a lighter taste to it. Oh, another difference? I added a tablespoon of mango chutney into the beef mixture. It was the best decision I made that day. The chutney added a different dimension and taste to the beef mixture. A little tangy and definitelyalot more body to it. Another one pot dish! =)
Cottage Pie 4 royal blue potatoes salt 1/4 cup of olive oil or less handful of cheddar cheese 1 tsp of chopped garlic 1/2 cup+ of evaporated creamy 98.5 fat free milk or normal skim milk
400grams of beef mince 3 tsp of Worcestershire sauce 1 tin of chopped tomatoes 1 cup of chopped mushrooms 1 tablespoon of mango chutney garlic olive oil
1) Boil chopped potatoes in a pot of salted water. Drain and mash in the warm bowl with olive oil, milk, cheese and seasoning. Set aside.
2) Pre heat oven at 200C.
3) Heat oil in pan and gently fry garlic. Add mince and cook till brown, breaking the mince up as it cooks. Add tin of tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce and chopped mushrooms. Simmer for around 10 minutes. Add seasoning if needed. Stir in the spoonful of mango chutney. Spoon into baking dish and top it with mash potatoes. Bake under grill for 25 minutes till it is bubbling and the top turns golden.
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