This was how I made my slimming world friendly cottage pie yesterday! I thought I’d post the recipe for it. Just in case any of you want to have a go at making it!
450g floury potatoes, such as Desiree or King Edward, peeled and roughly chopped
450g swede, peeled and roughly chopped
1 egg, beaten
3-4 tbsp vegetable stock
Low-calorie cooking spray
1 large onion, finely chopped
500g lean beef mince (5% fat or less)
400g can chopped tomatoes
4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp mustard powder
1 beef stock cube
3 carrots, peeled and cubed
1 tsp dried mixed herbs
200g green beans, trimmed
150g frozen peas
1.Boil the potatoes and swede for 15 minutes, or until tender.
2.Drain, return to the pan and add half the egg. Mash, adding enough stock to give a soft consistency, then season lightly. Keep warm until needed.
3.Meanwhile, spray a medium non-stick pan with low-calorie cooking spray and place over a low heat. Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes, or until softened, stirring occasionally.
4.Add the beef mince and increase the heat to medium. Cook for 5 minutes, or until browned all over, stirring and breaking up any lumps.
5.Stir in the tomatoes, passata, Worcestershire sauce and mustard powder, then crumble in the stock cube. Add the carrots and herbs, season lightly and mix well. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
6.Preheat your grill to medium. Transfer the mince mixture to a medium pie dish. Spoon the mash on top, roughen up with a fork and brush with the remaining egg. Grill for 5 minutes, or until golden.
7.Simmer the green beans and peas for 3-4 minutes, then drain. Divide the pie between 4 plates and serve with the bean