Monday, 6 April 2020

Cottage Pie Recipe - Budget Batch Cook

Scrummy, filling comfort food that's super easy to cook, what could be better than a homemade cottage pie!?!  Homemade cottage pie that costs just 55p per person and comes out of your freezer ready for the oven - that's what!

Tools and Ingredients:
Mince £8.55
Onions 50p
Potatoes £1.00
Cheese £2
Butter 25p
Plain Flour 15p
Beef Stock 12p
Worcestershire Sauce 65p

Total = £13.22
Makes 24 portions = 55p per serving

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Peel and chop the potatoes and pop them onto boil.

Dice the onions.

Put them in a large pan to fry.

Add the mince to the same pan.

Add four stock cubes.

And the bottle of Worcestershire sauce.

Then cover the mince mixture with flour.

Keep stiring it until the mince is browned.

Then half fill oven and freezer proof dishes with the mince mixture.

Once the potatoes are soft drain off the water.

Then add a generous dollop of butter.

And about 500g of grated cheese.

And mash it all together.

Spoon the mashed potato over the mince mixture and drag a fork over the top to make lots of lovley ridges that will brown in the oven.

Oven cook your pie for about 40 minutes, you'll know it's ready when it's piping hot thorughout and the top has those lovely crusty brown bits.

We like it with veggies or baked beans, today Little Miss requested both and I couldn't bring myself to tell a four year old she couldn't have more veg, so we had our cottage pie with broccoli, sweetcorn and baked beans.

Here's an image to pin for later.

And here are some of my other pie recipes:

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