In my attempt to waste less food, save money and get healthier I am sharing my little recipe for His and Her cottage pie. This is enough to make two yummy little pies and you can make this using a slow cooker or just in a pan. Each of the ingredients can be changed or substituted to suit your tastes and it’s a meal that can be made bigger the serve the whole family.
To make two his and her cottage pies I used
200g lean steak mince
50g frozen sweet potato mash
50g frozen mash
1/4 red onion
2 garlic cloves
1 tsp Roma Italian spice mix
40g Emmantal, grated
2 tsps boursin garlic and herbs cheese
salt and pepper to taste
splash of red wine
6 closed cup mushrooms
1 green chilli
2 tbls oil
Slow Cooker – add mince, passata, red wine, mushrooms, onions and garlic into slow cooker for several hours. Add chilli twenty minutes before serving and salt and pepper to taste.
Pan – warm up the oil and lightly cook off the garlic, onions and mushrooms. Add mince and when brown add red wine, italian herbs and passata. Add chilli just before serving and stir through. Add salt and pepper to taste. I personally love the My Secret Kitchen range of herbs and spices but you can use any.
Prepare mash. I used frozen mash because I was using up leftovers in my freezer. I used two different types of mash because I like Sweet Potato and Adam doesn’t. Once heated and mashed add salt, pepper and 1 tsp boursin per portion of mash. I also added a tsp of English Mustard to Adam’s mash because he likes it.
Add mince into oven dish and spread mash over top. Sprinkle with cheese and bake or grill until cheese is melted and golden brown.