Homemade Cottage Pie Dish

Homemade Cottage Pie Dish recipe idea to bake for lunch or dinner. Easy and tasty ground beef with mash and parmesan casserole.

  • Author: FillMyRecipeBook
  • Prep Time: 25 min
  • Cook Time: 25 min
  • Total Time: 50 min
  • Yield: 6
  • Category: Dinner or lunch, meal
  • Method: Oven Baking, stove top
  • Cuisine: South african


  1. 500 g of ground beef
  2. 1 red onion (finely chopped)
  3. 3 cloves of garlic (finely chopped)
  4. 12 Tablespoons of tomato paste
  5. Cup of frozen mixed vegetables.(carrots peas corn beans.)
  6. 4 medium potato (to mash)
  7. 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese grated.
  8. olive oil
  9. 2 table spoons of butter
  10. 1/4 cup of milk (if mash is to firm add a little more)
  11. Salt and pepper to taste.
  12. 1/2 cup of  vegetable stock (or beef or chicken stock)
  13. 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce


  1. In a warm sauce pan add a little olive oil then add the ground beef (mince). Flatten and spread in the pan to cook evenly. Add the onion and garlic (grated or finely chopped.)and tomato paste. Then add salt and pepper with the Worcestershire sauce. Stir around and cook till cooked. Add the frozen vegetables and stir in. Then add the vegetable stock and mix well. Bringing the stock up to heat and cook until the vegetables are tender. Making the beef moist and gravy like.
  2. While this is being done peel and cut the potato´s into smaller pieces to cook fast.  (OR get the simple mashed potato recipe ) Add them in some water in the pot with salt and boil them until soft. Remove the pot and drain the water off. Mash the potato with some butter and milk and then add half the parmesan cheese. Mash (mix)until they are all mixed together.
  3. Preheat oven to 180 Deg. C
  4. In a dish add the cooked minced meat and veg and press onto the bottom of the dish. Then over the top of the minced meat mix, layer the mash potato. Spread evenly over the dish and sprinkle some left over parmesan over the potato and bake in the oven until brownish on top. (parmesan will make the potato brown a little)
  5. Bake at 180 Deg. C for about 20 – 25 minutes until brown. (remember the ingredients are already cooked so you are only browning it)

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