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1 hour, 57 minutes

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Sat 16 Feb 2013 10:03

Cottage Pie with Braised Cabbage & Bacon

Cottage Pie with Braised Cabbage & Bacon

Cottage Pie with Braised Cabbage & Bacon


Cottage Pie

500g mince steak

2 onions, peeled and finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, chopped

25g butter

1 tablespoons cooking oil

2 sticks celery, cut into 1cm dice

2 medium carrots, cut into 1cm dice

1 tablespoon tomato puree

2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

Salt and pepper to taste

Heat the oil and butter in  a saucepan and when melted add the onions, celery, garlic and carrots. Cook over medium heat until soft  and golden. Add the mince and cook to seal off. Add the tomato puree, Worcestershire sauce and simmer  for 15 minutes. Check seasoning with salt and pepper.

Place in an oven proof dish.


Parsnip Mash

1kg potatoes, peeled and roughly chopped

250g peeled, roughly chopped parsnips

50g butter

Salt to taste


Boil the potatoes and parsnips until soft.

Drain and return to pan and cook gently to remove any excess moisture.

Mix in the butter and pipe or spread on mince mixture.

Bake in a 200oc oven for 25 minutes or until golden and bubbly.


Braised Celery & Cabbage with Bacon

4 sticks celery, cut into 3 cm strips

4 rashers of streaky bacon

1 tablespoon cooking oil

2 onions, peeled and chopped

300g shredded savoy cabbage

150ml chicken stock

Cook the bacon in the oil until crispy and golden.

Add the onion and celery and cook for a minute.

Cover with the stock, place a lid on and gently simmer until the celery is just cooked – about 30 minutes. Add a little more liquid if required.

Remove lid and add cabbage, return lid and cook for a further 5 minutes.

Season with pepper and serve.