The Best Beef & Lentil Cottage Pie
Nutritious Cottage Pie with Sweet Kumara Topping
6 - 8
1 hrs 15 mins
A twist on your classic cottage pie, we use a naturally sweet kumara topping and have added lentils, carrots & spinach to deliver a nutrient packed mince mixture. We love this delicious go-to recipe - it's perfect to make ahead of time, freeze and use (within 3 months) for an easy go-to meal.
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1kg Quality Mark beef mince
2 tbsp olive oil
2 garlic cloves
150ml red wine
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp tomato paste
250ml beef stock
400g can lentils
1 large handful spinach
2 tbsp finely chopped parsley
2 tsp fresh thyme
400g can chopped tomatoes
peeled and chopped
1/2 cup grated tasty Cheddar cheese
To Cook Beef
To Make Topping
To Bake and Serve
Heat a dash of oil in a large heavy-based saucepan over a medium-high heat.
Add the beef mince and brown, stirring with a wooden spoon to break up the mince as it browns. Remove and set aside.
Reduce the heat to low, add another dash of oil and cook the onion and garlic for at least 5 minutes until soft.
Increase heat and add carrot and cook for a further 5 minutes.
Return beef mince to the saucepan with Worcestershire sauce, tomatoes, tomato paste, stock, red wine, and lentils. Season as required.
Reduce heat, cover and cook mince mixture at a gentle simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally until the sauce thickens.
5 minutes before you take the mince of the heat add the spinach and chopped herbs and stir through.
Nutrition Information per Serving (515g)
Percentage daily intakes are based on an average adult diet of 8700 kJ (2100 kilocalories).More info
* Percentage of recommended daily intake (Aust/NZ)