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Best Burger Cottage Pie with Cheesy Mash Topping

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Prep: 20 minutes Cook: 20 minutes

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Serves 6

Use up those leftover summer barbeque burgers that are still lurking in the freezer.

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  • 8 burgers (I used mix of chilli/cheese burgers and steak burgers)
  • 1/2 cup of water approx
  • Thickening powder (I like McDougals thickening granules)
  • 4/5 medium potatoes
  • Large knob of butter
  • Grated cheddar cheese


  1. Defrost the burgers if frozen and break up over a medium heat in a pan until mixture resembles minced meat.

  2. Loosen up the meat mixtures with the water (don't make it too runny).

  3. Whilst burgers are cooking peel cut the potatoes in chunks and boil for 15-20 minutes until tender.

  4. Sprinkle the burger mixture with the thickening granules until mixture thickens slightly and put into an ovenproof dish.

  5. Mash the potatoes and season with salt and pepper to taste then add the knob of butter and 1-2 tablespoons of grated cheese.

  6. Put the mashed potatoes on top of the burger mixture and sprinkle with a little more grated cheese.

  7. Bake in the oven at 180 degs (fan oven) for about 20 mins or until golden. Nice served with a green vegetable and carrots.

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