• Tin of Corned Beef (any variety)
  • Four Yams or Sweet Potatoes
  • Four everyday Potatoes
  • 100 ml milk
  • 5-7 grams margarine or butter
  • 2 large Tomatoes


  • STEP 1
    peel and cube both the Yams and everyday potatoes into generous chunks, and place into a large cooking pot that has a lid. Bring a full kettle of water to the boil and pour over the potatoes. Boil the potatoes for 10 minutes on full heat, with lid placed on top of the pan - ensuring that the water covers the potatoes, and not filled right to the top of pan where water can escape and overflow.
  • STEP 2
    After boiling for 10 minutes, turn heat down to a moderate temperature: (Gas mark 3) and simmer the potatoes for a further 15 minutes until soft, rather than crumbly - check with a fork or knife, as they need to be soft enough for mashing, yet not overly cooked so that they fal apart too easily.
  • STEP 3
    Take potatoes off the heat and drain well. Add the margarine or butter, and milk together, then mash with a firm masher. Lastly, add the whole tin of Corned Beef and mix well into the potatoes, which should form a solid mix.
  • STEP 4
    Empty the contents of the whole pan into a large oven dish, or one that is fairly deep. Flatten down the potato mix and roughly fork peaks on top of it. Chop two large Tomatoes and place on top - spreading evenly. Place into the oven on a moderate heat for 30-35 minutes (Gas mark 150 degrees). Serve hot from oven and garnish with your favourite sauce!

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