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Beef & lentil cottage pie with cauliflower & potato topping

Beef & lentil cottage pie with cauliflower & potato topping

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  • Preparation and cooking time
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  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Try a new topping for your comforting bake by adding cauliflower and a little cheddar cheese - there'll be some leftover for a second meal, too

  • Freezable
Nutrition: per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal759
fat33g
saturates16g
carbs73g
sugars9g
fibre9g
protein45g
salt1.4g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 250g minced beef
  • 1 large carrot , coarsely grated
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 200g red lentil
  • 600ml beef stock
  • 140g frozen pea
  • 1 ¼kg potato , cubed
  • 1 large cauliflower (about 400g), cut into florets
  • 150ml milk
  • 50g butter
  • 100g mature cheddar , grated

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 4. Heat the oil in a large pan and add the minced beef. Cook for 5 mins until browned all over, then add the carrot and cook for 2 mins more.

  • STEP 2

    Stir in the tomato purée and add seasoning. Cook for a few mins, then add the lentils and stock. Simmer for 20 mins, then stir in the peas.

  • STEP 3

    Meanwhile, bring a pan of water to the boil and add the potatoes. Simmer for 15 mins, then add the cauliflower and simmer for a further 10 mins until the veg is tender.

  • STEP 4

    Drain, then return the veg to the pan for a few mins to dry out. add the milk, butter and seasoning, and mash together. Finally, add the cheese, reserving a handful, and mix well. Cover and put aside 500g of the mash mix for the sausage recipe tomorrow (see 'goes well with', right).

  • STEP 5

    Spoon the mince into a large roasting dish, about 30 x 20cm, and spoon the mash over the top. Sprinkle with cheese and bake until golden, about 30 mins.

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2014

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