SWEDE TOPPED COTTAGE PIE

One of my favourite things to cook is cottage pie - this recipe is so easy and there is so much veg packed in it too - perfect to get in that extra speed if you are on slimming world :)


I try and batch cook this and also make bigger portions as they make great lunches the next day . Who doesn’t love leftovers for lunch!

INGREDIENTS

All you need is

250G lean mince beef
Beef stock cube
1/2 onion
150G frozen mixed vegetables
1 tablespoon oregano
1 tablespoon mixed herbs
1/3 tablespoon onion salt
Plenty of pepper :)
Swede for the topping - I’ve used fresh and also the microwave swede- if you are following slimming world be sure to check for syns on the ready made packets

LETS GET COOKING

Firstly fry off your mince with your onion until brown. I don’t preheat the oven until everything is simmering away :)



Add your veg to a pan with a little water - just to cover it slightly and then add in your mince to this with your stock cube.The water will reduce slightly and be a delicious stock like gravy for your filling.

Now pre heat  your oven and then add in your herbs to the mixture and let it simmer away for 20 minutes until the vegetables are cooked through.

Pop your swede in a pan to boil until soft for the topping . Top tip- you can put your swede in the microwave to soften but for a cottage pie I prefer to boil it . For  quickness though , definitely try singing swede :)



Once the swede has softened and the pie filling is cooked through - add it to your dish and put in the oven for 20 minutes - if you put it under the grill you will get a crispy topping . A little sprinkle of cheese is good for this too!

Serve up with whichever side you like - we’ve had a little gravy and some spring greens .

I hope you enjoyed his recipe and do let me know if you re create it :)

4 comments

  1. I wouldn't have thought to use swede as the topping for a cottage pie. A great way to enjoy another of your five a day instead of using potatoes.

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  2. I usually mash up swede and add it as an accompaniment, but this would make a change, especially for the two that are not very keen on postatoes

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  3. This looks really tasty - I cut up leeks and put them on top of mine with grated cheese - its delicioius

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  4. We often use swede and carrot mash to replace potatoes - it’s as nice, if not nicer

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