|This is my most favorite of comfort foods.|
I first learned how to make Cottage Pie from Gordon Ramsay and his recipe is delicious in it's own right but this one is a touch different. My husband despises carrots, so I don't use them, and I rarely have wine in the house so that gets omitted as well. Over the years, I just grab from my cupboard and it's all automatic. So here is how I make Cottage Pie and it costs less than $1.50 per serving.
- 1 lbs of ground beef (hence the term Cottage and not Shepherd's)
- 1 can of corn, drained (15.25 ounces)
- 1 can of tomato sauce (15 ounces)
- 1 pkg of Instant potatoes (I'm using Idahoan 4 Cheese)
- Worcestershire sauce (to taste, roughly 3 good splashes)
- Allspice (to taste, roughly 3 shakes or so)
- Minced onion (about half a cup)
- Ground mustard (to taste, light dusting over mixture)
- Garlic salt (to taste, roughly 3 shakes or so)
- Pepper (to taste, about 2 shakes)
- Heat your oven to 350 and have your dish ready - I use an old oval one that I've had for years but any 2 or 3 quart baking dish will work.
- Brown your meat with the Worcestershire sauce, allspice, minced onion, ground mustard, garlic salt and pepper. Drain and return to heat.
- Add in the corn and the tomato sauce and let it simmer down.
- Make up the instant potatoes in the microwave and have them ready.
- Now, pour your meat mixture in the baking dish and lay it out even. Put your mash on top, covering all the meat mixture. Sometimes I add a nice sprinkling of Parmesan cheese on top but I always add some beautiful chives to give it some color.
- Cook it in the oven for about 40 minutes until the potatoes are golden.
- Let it stand for five minutes before serving. Enjoy!
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