Cottage Pie - Yummy and Cheap!!

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A great recipe - made from ground beef and potato. all ages love this and come back for more. so easy to freeze,

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  • add   1 1/2 lbs mashed potatoes
  • add   1/2 pint beef stock
  • add   pepper
  • add   2 onions
  • add   4 ounces mushrooms
  • add   1 tablespoon tomato puree
  • add   salt
  • add   1 1/2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • add   butter
  • add   1 large carrot
  • add   3 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
  • add   milk
  • add   1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • add   1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in saucepan, add 1 onion,carrot and mushrooms,stirring constantly for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add beef to pan and cook stirring with a fork until sealed and brown.
  3. Add the stock, bay leaf, tomato puree, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper.
  4. Simmer gently for an hour, reducing liquid and thicken if necessary. place in ovenproof pie dish and allow to cool
  5. Cook potato, with 1 diced onion, when cooked Mash the potato , adding butter, milk, Parsley,pepper and saltand to taste.
  6. spreadthe mash evenly over the meatPlace in hot oven for approx 25-30 minutes until golden brown.
  7. serve on its own, or with extra added cooked vegetables.
  8. *If freezing,justadd the mashed potato, after you have defrosted the meat when ready to put in the oven.