Don’t get me wrong..I love to cook whatever, but sometimes I don’t know what I actually feel like so it’s up to my husband to decide what is going on the plates.
The questions is….”what does your stomach feel like????”
And this time around it was good old cottage pie……
It may seem like a lot of stuff, but it all goes in the pot to simmer, then put in oven proof serving dishes, smothered with smashed potato and baked for 40 minutes.
So…..in a saucepan throw in 2 tablespoons olive oil, 4 cloves crushed garlic, 1 small diced onion, 1 diced celery stalk, 1 dice small carrot. Cook this on a medium high heat for about 5 minutes, stirring. Tip in 2 tablespoons flour, salt and pepper (to taste), and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Cook this for 3 minutes, stirring so it doesn’t burn on the bottom of the pan.
In goes 250g lean beef mince and stir it in the veggies until brown, breaking up any lumps with a spoon.
Throw in 1 large tomato that you’ve diced, 1/2 cup red wine, 4-5 sprigs thyme, 1/2 cup water or stock, 2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce (I love worcestershire sauce, so I put in lots, you can put less ), 1 cup frozen peas. Stir really well, turn heat down to low, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
In another saucepan boil up 400g potato and 300g sweet potato that you’ve peeled and chopped, until they’re cooked through.
These amounts made 4 single serve dishes, but you can make 1 big one if you like.