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“Now this is REAL comfort food - its Simple to make and tastes wonderful and if necessary you can stretch it that bit further with more vegetables in the filling”
READY IN:
1hr 20mins
SERVES:
4-6
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan; add the diced onion, carrot, garlic and mushrooms, stirring constantly for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add beef to pan and cook stirring with a fork until sealed and brown.
  3. Add the stock, bay leaf, tomato puree, Worcestershire sauce, bay leaf salt and pepper.
  4. Simmer gently for half an hour, reducing liquid and thicken if necessary. Place in ovenproof pie dish and allow to cool.
  5. Cook potato, with the 1 diced onion. When cooked, mash the potato, adding the milk, parsley, pepper and salt to taste.
  6. Spread the mash evenly over the meat.
  7. Place in hot (200c) oven for approximately 30-35 minutes until golden brown.
  8. Serve with other cooked vegetables.
  9. Note: for a nice variation, you can add some grated cheese to the mash, stir in well and proceed as usual.

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