Mexican beef & potato pie

Mexican beef & potato pie

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 1 hr

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4 - 6

A shepherd's pie with a real twist - top a chilli con carne style filling with cheesy mash and tortilla chips

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freeze without the tortillas
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving (6)

kcalories
494
protein
30g
carbs
39g
fat
24g
saturates
12g
fibre
6g
sugar
4g
salt
2.2g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp cumin seed
  • 300g jar hot salsa
  • 500g pack lean minced beef
  • 1 beef stock cube
  • 400g can red kidney beans

For the potato topping

  • 1kg potatoes, cut into chunks
  • 50g butter
  • 100g mature cheddar, grated
  • 50g cheese-flavoured tortilla chips

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Warm the cumin seeds in a large pan and toast for a few secs. Tip the salsa into the pan, then stir in the mince, breaking it up with a wooden spoon. Crumble in the stock cube, tip in the beans with their juice and add a little less than a can of water. Season, then part-cover and simmer for 40 mins, stirring occasionally. If there is still a lot of liquid after 30 mins, remove the lid completely and allow it to reduce a little until thickened.
  2. Meanwhile, boil the potatoes until tender, then drain and mash with the butter and seasoning. Spoon the mince into an ovenproof dish and top with the potato, smoothing to cover the meat completely. Mix the cheese with the tortillas, then scatter on top of the pie and bake for 10 mins to melt the cheese – take care that the tortillas don’t burn.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, June 2013

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JoJoF's picture
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This has become a family favourite, a nice twist on a classic.

blousey's picture

Really easy midweek meal.

honeygtt's picture
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This has swiftly become my husband's favourite meal, in fact the whole family love it! We all love the taste of this pie and it has been added to our recipe book.

jweg1210's picture
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There was nothing wrong with this - whole family ate it. But as my son said, it makes you want to eat a pile of nachos and a plate of shepherd's pie, because as a whole its not quite as nice as either eaten separately.

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