This cosy cottage-style pie packs a veggie-loaded beef base, slightly spiced and full of flavour. Then it gets topped off with decadent and delicious creamy mashed potatoes, plus a layer of crumbly cheese. Comforting, tasty and filling, this nostalgic meal is checking off all the boxes!
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ras el hanout
beef-style stock powder
brown sugar(May be presentGluten, Milk, Peanuts, Sesame, Soy, Tree Nuts)
Greek salad cheese/feta cheese(ContainsMilk)
white wine vinegar
Bring a medium saucepan of lightly salted water to the boil. Peel potato, then cut into large chunks. Cook potato in the boiling water until easily pierced with a fork, 10-15 minutes. Drain potato, then return to the saucepan. Add the butter, the milk and a pinch of salt, then mash until smooth.
While the potato is cooking, finely chop onion. Grate carrot. Roughly chop tomato. Finely chop garlic.
In a large frying pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil over high heat. Cook beef mince, breaking up with a spoon, until just browned, 3-4 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-high. Add onion and carrot and cook until softened, 4-5 minutes. Add ras el hanout, garlic and tomato paste and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 1-2 minutes. Add the water, beef-style stock powder and the brown sugar and cook until slightly thickened, 1-2 minutes.
Heat grill to medium-high. Add salad leaves to the beef filling and stir to combine. Transfer beef filling to a baking dish. Top with mashed potato and spread evenly with the back of a spoon. Crumble cheese over pie. Using a fork, lightly press cheese into the mash. Grill pie until golden, 5-10 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine a drizzle of white wine vinegar and olive oil in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Add mixed leaves and tomato, then toss to combine.
Divide Middle Eastern beef and mash pie between plates. Serve with garden salad.