Freezer Meal Cottage Pie

    1 hour 5 minutes

    I tend to cook in bulk and freeze the excess for later, this recipe will provide 15 serves but is easily adjusted to suit your family needs.


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    Serves: 15 

    • 4 onions, sliced thin
    • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
    • 2kg beef mince
    • 4 carrots, diced small
    • 2 (440g) tins baked beans
    • 1 kg green beans, fresh or frozen
    • 6 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
    • 6 tablespoons HP sauce or any BBQ sauce
    • 6 tablespoons tomatoe sauce
    • 3kg potatoes
    • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
    • milk, as required
    • salt and pepper, to taste

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hour5min 

    1. Using a banquet sized fry pan or similar sized saute pan, fry onions until soft, add Balsamic vinegar and cook a further 5 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.
    2. Brown mince until there are no visible pink bits.
    3. Add onions, carrots, baked beans, green beans and sauces, stir well to mix.
    4. Bring to a boil then simmer then covered for 30 minutes. Taste and season.
    5. Boil and mash potatoes with butter and milk to soft enough consistancy to spread over meat.
    6. Spread meat mix into casserole dish to about 3cm thick and top with potatoes. Place under grill for about 5 minutes or until lightly browned, or...
    7. Divide mix into 15 x 650ml plastic take away containers and top with potato, allow to cool before putting lids on then freeze until required.

    Freezing Tip

    Browning under the grill as not necessary if freezing, simply defrost and heat in microwave.

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