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Classic Cottage Pie

Classic Cottage Pie

with tender charred green beans

When the word 'pie' is mentioned it's often the sweet variety that springs to mind first. But there's a lot to be said for a hearty helping of a savoury version, such as this rich and delicious potato-topped classic country dish.

Family Friendly
Total Time35 minutes
Cooking Time25 minutes


Serving amount

3 unit(s)


250 grams

Beef Mince

1 sachet(s)

Red Wine Jus

(Contains Sulphites)

1 unit(s)


2 unit(s)


½ sachet(s)

Italian Herbs

150 grams

Green Beans

1 pack(s)


1 sachet(s)

Hello Muscat

(Contains Celery)

Not included in your delivery

to taste


to taste


to taste


to taste


to taste

Milk (Optional)

to taste



Nutrition Values

Energy (kcal)713 kcal
Energy (kJ)2982 kJ
Fat28 g
of which saturates10.1 g
Carbohydrate81.9 g
of which sugars14.5 g
Dietary Fiber1.5 g
Protein33.7 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Salt4.39 g
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region. Nutrition for uncooked ingredients based on 2 person recipe, excludes Pantry Items.


Oven dish
Potato Masher
Pan with Lid


Make the Mash
  • Preheat your oven to 240°C/220°C fan/gas mark 9.
  • Boil a pot of salted water for the potatoes.
  • Chop the potatoes into 2cm chunks (peeling optional).
  • Once boiling, add the potatoes to the water and cook until fork tender, 15-20 mins.
  • Once cooked, drain in a colander and return to the pot, off the heat. Add a knob of butter and a splash of milk or water and mash until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
Get Prepped
  • While the potatoes cook, halve, peel and chop the onion into small pieces.
  • Peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press). 
  • Trim the green beans.
Fry the Beans
  • Place a pan over medium-high heat with a drizzle of oil.
  • Once hot, add the green beans and fry until starting to char, 2-3 mins.
  • Add a splash of water and immediately cover with a lid or some foil.
  • Cook until the green beans are tender, 4-5 mins.
  • Remove from pan and cover to keep warm. Give your pan a quick wipe.
Make the Filling
  • Return the pan to medium-high heat.
  • Fry the mince and onion until browned, stirring occasionally, 5-6 mins. IMPORTANT: Wash hands and equipment after handling raw mince. Break the beef up as it cooks. Season with salt and pepper
  • Add the passata, garlic, muscat and half the Italian herbs (double for 4p). Fry for 1 min. 
  • Pour in the red wine jus. Simmer until thickened, 5-6 mins. IMPORTANT: Mince is cooked when no longer pink in the middle.
Assemble the Pie
  • Once the mince is ready, taste and season with salt and pepper if needed. Add a splash of water if you feel it's too dry.
  • Transfer the mince to an appropriately-sized oven dish.
  • Top with an even layer of mashed potato
  • Take 2 tbsp butter (double for 4p), cut into small pieces and evenly distribute over the top of the mash. 
  • Pop the dish in the oven and allow the butter to melt, 5-6 mins.
Divide and Serve
  • When everything's ready, carefully remove the cottage pie from the oven.
  • Share the piping hot pie between plates.
  • Serve the tender green beans alongside.
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