Mini Cottage Pies

  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 40m
  • Ready In : 50m

We’ve always got some of these hidden away in the freezer, perfect for days when you just can’t be bothered with cooking something. It’s got everything you’d want in a meal.. meat, veg & potatoes.

Ignore the fancy presentation. These are best prepared in the small little takeaway tins you get Chinese food in. Most euro shops sell 10 of these for under €2 and they’re perfect for batch cooking & freezing meals.


  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Large onion, diced
  • 2 Garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 Sprigs Rosemary
  • 500g Beef Mince
  • 250ml Beef Stock
  • 1 Tin Chopped tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 Tbsp Tomato puree
  • 1 tin Sliced Carrots
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 750g Potatoes
  • Milk & Butter


Step 1

In a large frying pan, add the onions and fry over a medium heat for 2 minutes. Add the garlic and rosemary and continue to fry for an additional 2 minutes, stirring constantly to stop anything burning.

Step 2

Add the mince and fry until browned, again stirring constantly.

Step 3

Add the beef stock, chopped tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce and tomato puree. Bring to the boil, and reduce to simmer for 20 – 25 minutes, stirring constantly. Or until the sauce thickens.

Step 4

Meanwhile, peel and chop the potatoes, place them in a pot and cover with water. Add a generous pinch of salt and place over a high heat to boil for 10 – 15 minutes.

Step 5

Drain the potatoes, and mash them as you usually would. We use both milk & butter, and like to throw in a handful of grated cheese. Don't forget to season with salt & pepper!

Step 6

Divide the meat filling between 4 small sized takeaway containers, top each with a nice helping of the mashed potato. If you're freezing you can go ahead and stick the lids on, they can be frozen once they cool down.

Step 7

When it comes to cooking them, sprinkle some grated cheese on top and bake in the oven for 25 - 30 minutes at 200C.

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