Cottage Pie

Cottage Pie Newsgroup Recipes

Feeds 4 people 
400g lean beef mince 
6 medium size potatoes 
2 cloves garlic 
1 onion 
2 medium size carrots 
1 Tbsp olive oil 
1 beef stock pot 
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce 
1 tsp parsley 
200 ml water 
Salt & pepper 
Knob of butter
50ml milk 
50g grated cheese 

1. In a pan put olive oil, chopped onion, garlic, add the chopped carrots and fry till soften. Add the mince and fry till brown. 

2. Add parsley, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper and stock pot to the pan. Stir all ingredients together. Then add the water slowly, a small bit at a time as it thickens. 

3. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees centigrade. 

4. Peel and chop the potatoes and boil / steam for 20 minutes or until soft. Drain off water if required. Place the milk and butter in the pot and put on a low heat, add the potatoes and mash. 

5. Place your mince mixture in an oven proof dish. Then spoon the potato mash mixture over the mince. Sprinkle the grated cheese over the mash and cover with tin foil. 

6. Place dish in the oven for 30 minutes, then remove the tin foil and cook for a further 10 minutes. 

Sarah Brooks

Sarah Brooks

Sarah has worked in marketing and content creation for many years. In her role at Newsgroup, she is the online editor of with a particular interest in local news and events. Sarah also works closely with our editorial team on our printed editions in Tallaght, Lucan, Clondalkin and Rathcoole/Saggart. If you have a story and would like to make contact please email Sarah at


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