Beef and Sweet Potato Cottage Pie Recipe

There is still a slight chill in the air and if you’re craving for something warm and hearty this beef and sweet potato cottage pie recipe by Ed Halmagyi, Ambassador for Mitsubishi Electric is the perfect healthy alternative to your classic cottage pie.

Serves: 4


1 brown onion, finely diced
2 sticks celery, finely diced
1 carrot, finely diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
3 cups sweet potato, diced
500g premium beef mince
2 Tbsp tomato paste
500ml beef stock
2 Tbsp parmesan cheese, grated
2 Tbsp dried Italian herbs
500ml beef stock


1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Sauté the onion, celery, carrot and garlic in extra virgin olive oil for 5 minutes in a medium saucepan, then set aside. Fry the mince in the same saucepan until browned, then return the onion mixture, pour into the tomato paste, stock and Italian herbs, then simmer for 45 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

2. Steam the sweet potatoes until tender, then purée until smooth. Season with salt and fold in the Parmesan. Spoon the beef filling into individual baking dishes, top with the sweet potato purée, then bake for 10 minutes.

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