This dish is a chilli and tomato twist on the traditional classic: cottage pie. Breaking through that sensational cheese top crust with every mouthful, it goes wonderfully with the smooth, buttery mash topping too.  We treated it almost as if it was a lasagne, serving it with salad leaves and some lovely garlic bread. This dish is a real winner!

LRM_EXPORT_302770590195465_20190508_211820052Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 500g of mince beef
  • 1 to 2 red chillies (finely diced)
  • 2 garlic cloves (crushed)
  • 1 large onion (diced)
  • 2 sticks of celery (small diced)
  • 1 carrot (peeled and small diced)
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tins chopped tomatoes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • sprigs of time (remove stalk)
  • 1 beef stock cube
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the mash:

  • 1kg potatoes (peeled and diced)
  • 1 heaped tsp dijon mustard
  • 50g butter
  • 50ml milk
  • 80g mature cheddar cheese
  • Salt and white pepper to taste

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