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The Best Beef & Lentil Cottage Pie

Nutritional Cottage Pie with Sweet Kumara Topping

6 - 8

Serves

1 hrs 15 mins

Prep Time

30 mins

Cook Time

Brooke Campbell

Recipe author

Brooke Campbell

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, perfect to make ahead of time and frozen then used within 3 months for an easy go-to meal.

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Ingredients

Beef

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1kg Quality Mark beef mince

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1 finely chopped onion

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2 tbsp olive oil

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2 crushed garlic cloves

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2 grated carrots

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150ml red wine

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2 tbsp worcestershire sauce

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400g chopped tomato paste

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250ml beef stock

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400g lentils

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1 cup spinach

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2 tbsp finely chopped parsley

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2 tsp fresh thyme

Topping

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1.2kg cubed kumara

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200ml milk

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25g butter

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1/2 cup cheddar cheese

To serve

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seasonal greens

Method

To Cook Beef

To Make Topping

To Assemble

To Serve

1

Preheat the oven to 190°C.

2

Heat a dash of oil in a large heavy-based saucepan over a medium-high heat.

3

Add the beef mince and brown, stirring with a wooden spoon to break up the mince as it browns. Remove and set aside.

4

Reduce the heat to low, add another dash of oil and cook the onion and garlic for at least 5 minutes until soft.

5

Increase heat and add carrot and cook for a further 5 minutes.

6

Return beef mince to the saucepan with Worcestershire sauce, tomatoes, tomato paste, stock and lentils. Season as required.

7

Reduce heat, cover and cook mince mixture at a gentle simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally until the sauce thickens.

8

5 minutes before you take the mince of the heat add the spinach and chopped herbs and stir through.

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Nutrition Information per Serving (515g)

Percentage daily intakes are based on an average adult diet of 8700 kJ (2100 kilocalories).

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Energy

1895 (452)kJ

Protein

36g

Total Fat

14.3g

Saturated Fat

6.4g

Carbs

37g

Sugars

20g

Sodium

496mg

Iron*

5.4mg

* Percentage of recommended daily intake (Aust/NZ)

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