Cottage Pie with Sweet Potato

This is a very easy and tasty one-dish meal ladened with plenty of vegetables

Yields6 Servings
Prep Time20 minsCook Time1 hrTotal Time1 hr 20 mins

Ingredients

 1 tbsp olive oil
 1 medium brown onion, finely chopped
 2 medium carrots, peeled, finely chopped
 3 celery stalks, trimmed, finely chopped
 480 g mince beef, low fat
 90 g lentils
 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
 2 tbsp tomato paste
 400 g can crushed tomatoes
 1 stock cube
 250 ml water
 1 tsp mixed herbs
 2/3 cup frozen peas
 600 g orange sweet potato, peeled, chopped
 1/4 cup milk
 1/3 cup grated cheddar cheese

Directions

1

Heat oil in a large frypan over medium heat. Add onion, carrots and celery. Cook, stirring, for 3 to 4 minutes or until onion has softened. Add mince. Cook, stirring with a wooden spoon to break up mince, for 5 minutes or until browned.

2

Add lentils and stock cube dissolved in water.

3

Add Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, tomatoes and herbs. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low. Simmer for 20 to 25 minutes or until thickened. Stir in peas. Preheat oven to 180°C.

4

Meanwhile, cook sweet potato in a saucepan of boiling water for 8 - 10 minutes or until just tender. Drain. Return to pan. Add milk and season to taste. Mash until smooth. Spoon beef mixture into a 5cm-deep, 6 cup-capacity ovenproof dish. Top with potato mixture. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden. Serve.

Ingredients

 1 tbsp olive oil
 1 medium brown onion, finely chopped
 2 medium carrots, peeled, finely chopped
 3 celery stalks, trimmed, finely chopped
 480 g mince beef, low fat
 90 g lentils
 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
 2 tbsp tomato paste
 400 g can crushed tomatoes
 1 stock cube
 250 ml water
 1 tsp mixed herbs
 2/3 cup frozen peas
 600 g orange sweet potato, peeled, chopped
 1/4 cup milk
 1/3 cup grated cheddar cheese

Directions

1

Heat oil in a large frypan over medium heat. Add onion, carrots and celery. Cook, stirring, for 3 to 4 minutes or until onion has softened. Add mince. Cook, stirring with a wooden spoon to break up mince, for 5 minutes or until browned.

2

Add lentils and stock cube dissolved in water.

3

Add Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, tomatoes and herbs. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low. Simmer for 20 to 25 minutes or until thickened. Stir in peas. Preheat oven to 180°C.

4

Meanwhile, cook sweet potato in a saucepan of boiling water for 8 - 10 minutes or until just tender. Drain. Return to pan. Add milk and season to taste. Mash until smooth. Spoon beef mixture into a 5cm-deep, 6 cup-capacity ovenproof dish. Top with potato mixture. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden. Serve.

Cottage Pie with Sweet Potato

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