I know that cottage pie is made with beef and shepherds pie is made with lamb. But in my house it is shepherds pie whichever I use.
Today I am making my family favourite cottage/shepherds pie, as to me it is my comfort food. We all have our own ways of making this. So thought I would share my recipe, which is quick and easy, following in my recent quick and easy family favourite meals.
2 x beef oxo cubes
1 x tin baked beans
No salt gravy granules
peel and boil potatoes in salted water until soft and ready for mashing.
Fry the mince an diced onion, for quickness I always have frozen diced onion in the freezer and just add a handful or so of this.
Once the mince is cooked sprinkle in 2 oxo cubes and add pepper.
Stir in the baked beans
Add boiling water and mix thoroughly and then add gravy granule. I use reduced salt as the oxo cube add enough salt for the recipe.
Bring to the boil.
Transfer to your oven proof dish
Your potatoes should be ready for mashing, to make this job easier and get smooth creamy mashed potato I use an electric masha which I featured in my 2019 Christmas Gift Guide. This has to be my favourite kitchen gadget.
Place the mashed potato over your mince
Put in the oven to crisp up the potato and serve
You can add grated cheese to the mash for a cheesy option.
How do you make yours?
Have you seen my other quick and easy family favourite recipes
If you have some family favourite recipes you would like to share, I would love to try and feature them.