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Cottage Pie

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This is the Dog's Bollocks (this means "The Best" in British slag). You have to try this and you will be converted to be a British food lover, forever. It's the ultimate comfort food and easy family meal pleaser.

This is also said to be a traditional Irish dish, so it's perfect for St. Pat's Day. But, whether you are British, Irish... or whatever, you have to make this.

Serves 6


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup carrots, diced
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 small can tomato paste
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh black pepper
  • 2 lbs potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 2 cups grated English cheddar cheese
  • 4 tablespoons butter 


  1. Preheat oven to 300
  2. Boil large pan salted water add potatoes cook until tender, mash with 4 tablespoons butter and cheese, put to one side
  3. Heat oil in large skillet on low/medium heat, add onion and carrots, cook for 5-7 minutes until soft, don't color
  4. Stir in flour and butter, cook for 2 minutes remove veg from pan, set to one side
  5. Using same skillet, break up ground beef, cook for 4 minutes (until pink has gone)
  6. Add tomato paste, beef broth, herbs, cooked vegetables then season with Kosher salt and black pepper
  7. Grease a large 9'' x 12'' oven proof dish, layer all the beef and veg mixture, then spoon on the mashed potato, smooth down with back of fork and sprinkle with cheese, bake for 20 minutes.

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