This classic casserole combines saucy beef filling and extra special cheesy cheddar mashed potatoes. Broiling for the last few minutes gives this cottage pie a delicious golden crust.
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Parsley and Thyme
Soy Sauce(ContainsWheat/Blé, Soy/Soja, Sulphites/Sulfite)
Cheddar Cheese, shredded(ContainsMilk/Lait)
Salt and Pepper*
Before starting, preheat broiler to high and wash and dry all produce. Peel, then cut potatoes into 1/2-inch pieces.Combine potatoes, 1 tsp salt and enough water to cover (approx. 1 inch) in a large pot. (NOTE: Use the same size pot, water and salt amounts for 4 ppl.) Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Once boiling, reduce the heat to medium. Simmer, uncovered, until the potatoes are fork-tender, 10-12 min.
While potatoes cook, roughly chop parsley. Strip 1 tbsp thyme leaves (dbl for 4ppl). Peel, then mince or grate garlic.
Heat a large ovenproof pan over medium heat. When hot add ½ tbsp oil (dbl for 4ppl), then beef. Cook, breaking up beef into smaller pieces,until no pink remains, 4-5 min.** Season with salt and pepper. When beef is cooked, transfer to a plate and set aside.Heat the same pan over medium heat. When hot, add 1 tbsp butter (dbl for 4ppl), then mirepoix, thyme and garlic. Cook, stirring often, until veggies soften slightly, 3-4 min.
Add beef and any juices (from the plate) to the pan. Add tomato sauce and sprinkle over flour. Cook, stirring often, until veggies and beef are coated, 1-2 min. Add soy sauce and 1 cup water (dbl for 4ppl). Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring often, until sauce thickens and veggies are tender, 4-5 min. Stir in peas and season with salt and pepper.
When the potatoes are tender, drain and return to the same pot. Add cream cheese, cheddar, half the parsley, 1/4 cup milk and 1 tbsp butter (dbl both for 4ppl). Using a potato masher, mash together until creamy. Season with salt and pepper.(NOTE: If you don't have an oven-proof pan, transfer beef and veggie mixture at this point to a 8x8-inch baking dish for 2 ppl or a 9x13-inch dish for 4 ppl.)
When beef and veggies are done, top with mashed potatoes, spreading evenly over top. Broil in middle of oven until potato topping begins to brown, 4-5 min. Divide cottage pie among plates. Sprinkle with remaining parsley.