Food Blog – Cottage Pie

Try this tasty Cottage Pie, this meal takes a little longer 30-40 minutes (including prep), but it’s definitely worth it, with plenty of flavour.

Just follow the instructions below and you can have an easy healthy cheat meal in no time.

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Ingredients List (Feeds 4)

  • Low calorie cooking spray/oil.
  • 1 Large onion (Chopped)
  • 1 Medium Red Pepper (Chopped)
  • 1 Medium Green Pepper (Chopped)
  • 750g Lean Beef Mince (5% fat or Less)
  • 400g Tin chopped tomatoes
  • 4 tbsp Tomato purée
  • 1 tsp Dried mixed herbs
  • 1 Beef stock pot
  • 1kg Sweet potatoes
  • 200g Fat-free natural fromage frais
  • 160g Reduced-fat cheddar cheese (Grated)
  • This meal can also be served with vegetables of your choice.

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Macros for one person

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Stage 1 – (15-20 mins)

  • Spray a pan with low calorie cooking oil, then add the onion and peppers for 5 minutes.
  • Then add the mince beef and cook until the mince is brown, while the beef is cooking add the beef stock pot.

Stage 2 – (15-20 mins)

  • Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C Fan/Gas 6.
  • While you are cooking your onions and peppers, peel the potatoes ready to boil them in a large saucepan of lightly salted water for 15 to 20 minutes.

Stage 3 – (5-10mins)

  • Once the mince is cooked add the chopped tomatoes, tomato purée and herbs.
  • Allow to simmer for 5 to 10 minutes while you drain the potatoes.
  • Add the fat-free natural fromage frais, mash until smooth and set aside.

Stage 5 – (10-15 mins)

  • Put the beef mixture into an oven proof dish and spread the mash over the top, then sprinkle your grated cheese on top to your preference.
  • Place into the oven for 10 to 15 minutes until the top in golden brown. Then its ready to serve, Enjoy!

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