Slow Cooked Shepherd’s Pie/Cottage Pie

  

March 28, 2015

Slow Cooked Shepherd’s Pie/Cottage Pie 5 0 5 2
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 4 hrs
  • 15 mins

    4 hrs

    4 hrs 15 mins

  • Yields: 6+

Ingredients

700mg lean beef mince / ground beef

1 onion diced

2 large carrots grated

1 x 420g can diced tomatoes

2 cloves garlic minced

1/2 cup dried green peas

1 heaped tbsp tomato paste

2 stalks of celery, sliced

1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

1 tsp dried thyme

1/2 cup beef stock

150g grated tasty cheese

6 large potatoes for mashing (I like Golden Delight potatoes)

1/4 cup (60mls) milk and 1tbsp butter to mash potatoes with (see note below)

Ground paprika for garnish

*note* to convert to dairy free alternative you can leave the milk and butter out of the potato mash

Directions

11. Add mince and onion to searing slow cooker (or frying pan on stove top) to brown mince. Drain. Then add browned mince and onion to slow cooker bowl.

22. Add carrots, tomatoes, garlic, peas, tomato paste, celery, sauce, thyme, and beef stock and stir to combine.

33. Cook on HIGH for 1hr. While this is cooking prepare and cook potatoes as per step #4.

44. Peel and cut potatoes into large pieces and cook in a large saucepan of boiling water on stove until tender to fork. Drain and add milk and butter and mash to a smooth mashed consistency.

55. Use the back of a large wooden spoon/ladle to push down meat mixture in the base of slow cooker. Spoon mashed potato over meat base and smooth out with a metal spoon to achieve a flat finish.

66. Cover and cook on LOW for 3hrs.

77. Approx 30mins prior to serving add grated cheese on top of potato layer and then sprinkle top with paprika (it gives your dish the browned look on serving) and cover with tea towel for the last 30mins of cooking (between slow cooker and lid - see tea towel explanation here)

88. Serve with steamed broccoli or broccolini

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14**Note: Traditionally Shepherds Pie uses lamb mince, Cottage Pie uses beef. Feel free to choose which suits you best 🙂

Submitted by Paulene Christie

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7 Reviews

Janet Wall

July 31, 2016

Love this recipe never do it in the oven again thxs paulene

Leslee twemlow

July 23, 2016

Just made it tonight. Absolutely delicious! Going in my to do again list!

Geoff Hudson

April 25, 2016

Used beef. Delicious.

I used my 5L for this one 🙂

Sylvia

April 24, 2016

Which size slow cooker did you use?

Sure that would be yummy 🙂

Kevin

February 9, 2016

Hello Paulene .. Instead of useing mashed potatoes could i use mashed sweet potatoes ??

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