Easy Cottage Pie
with Cheesy Cheddar Mashed Potatoes
This classic casserole combines saucy beef filling and extra 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
Tomato Sauce Base
Cream Sauce Spice Blend
(Contains Soy, Sulphites, Wheat)
Cheddar Cheese, shredded
Beef Broth Concentrate
Not included in your delivery
Before starting, preheat the broiler to high.Wash and dry all produce. Peel, then cut potatoes into 1-inch pieces. Add potatoes, 1 tsp salt and enough water to cover (by approx. 1 inch) to a large pot (use same for 4 ppl). Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium. Simmer uncovered, until potatoes are fork-tender, 10-12 min.
Meanwhile, strip 1 tbsp thyme leaves (dbl for 4 ppl) from stems, then finely chop. Roughly chop parsley. Peel, then mince or grate garlic.
Heat a large oven-proof pan over medium heat. When hot, add beef to the dry pan. Cook, breaking up beef into smaller pieces, until no pink remains, 4-5 min.** Carefully drain and discard excess fat. Add 1 tbsp butter (dbl for 4 ppl), then mirepoix, thyme and garlic. Cook, stirring often, until veggies soften slightly, 3-4 min. Season with salt and pepper.
Add tomato sauce base, then sprinkle Cream Sauce Spice Blend over top. Cook, stirring often, until beef and veggies are coated, 1-2 min. Add peas, soy sauce, broth concentrate and 3/4 cup water (dbl for 4 ppl). Bring to a boil over high.Once boiling, reduce heat to medium. Cook, stirring often, until sauce thickens slightly and veggies are tender, 5-6 min. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. (NOTE: If you don't have an oven-proof pan, transfer beef filling to a 8x8-inch baking dish for 2 ppl or a 9x13-inch dish for 4 ppl.)
When potatoes are fork-tender, drain and return them to the same pot, off heat. Mash cheese, half the parsley, 1/4 cup milk and 2 tbsp butter (dbl both for 4 ppl) into potatoes until creamy. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
When beef filling is done, top with mashed potatoes, spreading into an even layer. Broil in the middle of the oven until potato topping begins to brown, 4-5 min. Remove cottage pie from the oven and let stand for 5 min. Divide cottage pie between plates. Sprinkle remaining parsley over top.