There is nothing better than warming up during winter with your favourite hearty, comfort foods! If you’re stuck for ideas, think soups, casseroles or slow-cooked curries – some of which can be kept and reheated as leftovers on the following day!
A classic, and a family favourite at that, this dish is a tried and tested meal that has stuck around for good reason – it is delicious!
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour and 30 minutes
- 1kg beef mince
- 1 large brown onion finely chopped
- 1 carrot finely chopped or grated
- 1/4 tsp thyme
- 1 tbs tomato paste
- 1 tbs Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tsp soy sauce
- 1 1/2 cup of beef stock
- 2 tbs plain flour
- 1/4 cup water
- 750g potato
- 60g butter
- 1/4 cup milk
- Place mince in pan, cook over high heat, stirring until meat is well browned.
- Pour off excess fat and add onion and carrot.
- Cook until onion is transparent. Add thyme, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, stock and salt and pepper. Mix well.
- Bring mixture to boil, reduce heat and simmer, covered for 25 minutes.
- Stir in blended flour and water until mixture boils and thickens.
- Reduce heat and simmer gently for 5 minutes. Place mixture into overproof dish.
- Topping: Boil potatoes until tender. Drain and mash potato.
- Add butter and milk and beat until smooth and creamy. Season with salt and pepper.
- Spread potato evenly over meat and bake at 180C for 45 minutes or until golden brown.