Noel's Traditional Cottage Pie Votes: 1 Rating: 5 You: Rate this recipe! Cottage pie is a little taste of home and total comfort food on a cold evening. Categories Dinners Noel mcMeel Mins Prep Time Mins Cook Time Skill Level Save this recipe people Ingredients 900 Grams Beef Mince 1 Tbsp Plain Rapeseed Oil 2 Medium Onions Chopped 2 carrots Chopped 600 Grams Chopped Tinned Tomatoes 350 Ml Beef Stock 1 Bay Leaf 1 Sprig Fresh Thyme Leaves stripped & finely chopped 4 Tbsp Tomato Puree Salt and freshly groud black pepper Topping 800 Grams Potatoes Peeled & chopped 75 Grams Butter 55 Ml Cream Share this recipe Cooking Instructions Preheat the oven to 190C/170C Fan/Gas 5 Heat the rapeseed oil in a large pan, add the onion and carrot and cook over a medium heat for 5 minutes, until soft Add the minced beef and cook for 3 minutes, to brown Add the tomatoes, purée, beef stock, bay leaf and thyme Cover and simmer for 30 minutes, season To make the topping, boil the potatoes until soft. Drain and mash, add the butter and cream, and beat until light and fluffy. Season with salt and pepper Spoon the meat into an ovenproof dish. Top with the mash and bake for 30 minutes, or until golden brown Serve with your favourite veg and enjoy!