Thursday, 20 January 2011

Day 21 - Cottage pie!

Extra Easy, all food free - except for MINIMAL Syns for a spoonful of wholegrain mustard.

Extra lean ground beef
Optional couple of slices of bacon with all fat trimmed and removed
Carrots, sliced thin
Kallo beef stock cube OR Marmite
Black pepper

Wholegrain mustard
Salt and pepper

Oh man....okay it's a cottage pie. Boil the potatoes, drain, and mash, seasoning and adding the mustard. Lovely.

Make the filling by browning the bacon and beef in low fat cooking spray, and add the onions, cooking until soft and golden, along with the Marmite or stock cube. Finally, pop the carrot and mushrooms in; add a bit of water so it all stays moist and doesn't stick. When it's done, just pile it into the bottom of your oven dish and put the mash on top. Do it like my nan and rake it about with a fork so it's all rough and goes crispy in the oven.

This will go happily into the fridge or even into the freezer til you're ready for it; it needs about 45 minutes from chilled in the middle of the oven at around 190 degrees, or until a knife poked into the middle and held against your bottom lip is piping hot.

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