Minced Beef With Garlic Potato Crust Pie Lazy Darren

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Recipe by Lazy Darren

My own version of the comfort Sunday roast shepherd's/cottage pie. The laziest way I know besides buying a frozen or delivery service, which is essentially paying a premium for defrosting. So try it out if you will and see if it suits your palate.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix the minced beef with the dry herbs and spices and 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, marinate for 20 minutes.
  2. While waiting, boil the potatoes. Once a toothpick can go through without resistance, remove potatoes from boiling water and let the steam evaporate.
  3. Mix in milk, butter and chopped garlic, mash till fine and set aside.
  4. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in non-stick pan. Saute half the diced onions for about 1 minute.
  5. Add in the minced meat with the bay leaves and cloves.
  6. Fry and separate up the meat chunks.
  7. Add in1/2 cup of red wine, 1 tablespoon ketchup and lower down the flame to simmer for a while.
  8. Add in the mixed vegetables (corn,peas and carrots).
  9. Add in the 0.5 half cup of red wine and 0.5 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce. Simmer till fairly dry.
  10. Taste to see if it is salty enough. Adjust accordingly.
  11. Spoon it into a baking dish and even it out.If possible remove bay leaves and cloves.
  12. Spoon the mash garlic potato over the meat and spread it out to cover evenly.
  13. Draw criss cross lines over the potato with a fork.
  14. Sprinkle some Parmesan cheese over the top.
  15. Heat in oven at 200°C for about 5 minutes or till potato starts to brown
  16. Serve with salad.

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