Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Cottage Pie with an S&S twist

Cottage Pie must be one of my winter faves. A real stodgy, filling meal and it is so simple to make anyone can whip one up!

As always I like to try to add a few different ingredients to the 'traditional' recipes.

Here's what I used and how I did it...


Beef Mince
Chilli flakes
Worcester Sauce
Teriyaki Sauce
Grated Parmesan
Olive Oil

So first of all I peeled and chopped up the potatoes and added them to a pan of boiling water. I like to chop them up as small as possible and leave to boil till really really soft, when they start to break away in the water. I find it easier when it comes to mashing them later!

Whilst they're boiling away, add chopped onions, mushrooms and tomatoes to a frying pan and soften in a little olive oil. Then add the worcester sauce and teriyaki sauce and stir. Sprinkle in some chilli flakes to your taste. I love them so I was quite generous!!

Add in your mince. Keep stirring and cooking till the mince is no longer pink and all the juices have simmered away. Then take off the heat to cool.

Once the potatoes are nice and soft, turn off the heat, drain them and put them back in the pan.

I then added a dollop of Quark. A soft cheese that I got hooked on whilst dabbling with the Dukan diet!

Stir that in with a fork. Sprinkle in some parmesan cheese and some salt too. 

I like to stir everything together first before I start mashing.

Then mash away till it's nice and smooth. Admittingly, I still had a few lumps in mine, but that doesn't matter, it all adds to the 'rustic' dish!

Then put the mince mixture in a pyrex dish then spoon the mash on the top and smooth out. I then run a fork over the top to make ridges in the mash - I think it's supposed to make it look like a field, lol!

Then pop in a preheated oven (180'c) for about 30 mins.

Perfect mid-week meal!


Heather ♥


  1. This looks so amazing! I love it when it goes crispy on top. Thanks for sharing your method. I'll be trying a veggie alternativ eof this at Uni!

    Abigail Alice x

    1. Thank youu!! It was tasty :) and can defo be done with vege alternatives, it's all about the different flavours with the chilli flakes, teriyaki and worcester! Thanks for stopping by lovely xx

  2. You're getting a whizz with your recipes on here! Emily has started on the Slimming world programme and we picked up some quark the other day, I'd never heard of it before but great to put into mash for her too. Will give it a go.

    1. Hehe thanks Steph! I love quark! I even put it in a sandwich instead of mayo! Also nice with smoked salmon xxx


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