Gluten-Free // No Added Sugar // Nut-Free // Egg-Free
Heat the oil in a large pan on a medium heat.
Add the onion and cook for a few minutes, until it starts to soften and brown. Add the carrots, celery and garlic and stir. Cook for approximately 5-10 minutes, until all the vegetables begin to soften.
Add the beef or lamb mince and break it up well with a spoon. Cook until all the mince has browned.
Stir in the tomato puree followed by the passata and herbs and cook for a further few minutes before adding the stock cube and water.
Reduce the liquid to a simmer and cook with the lid on for around 40 minutes. You may want to remove the lid for the last 10 minutes or so to let the liquid reduce a little, if necessary.
Turn the oven to 180℃ and start to work on the potato topping.
Peel and chop the potatoes and boil in a pan for around 10-15 minutes or until they are soft.
Once ready, add the potatoes to a bowl along with the butter and the milk. Mash together until the potatoes are light and fluffy with minimal lumps.
Season the mince mixture to taste, if required and add to an ovenproof dish. Lay the mashed potatoes on top, spreading them evenly with a fork. Add the dish to the oven for around 20 minutes, or until the top starts to brown and the mixture underneath starts to bubble slightly.
Once cooked, serve warm with a side salad.
1tbsp olive oil
1 onion, diced
1 large carrot, peeled and chopped into small pieces
1 stick of celery, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
500g quality beef or lamb
2tbsp tomato puree
400g tomato passata
1/2 vegetable stock cube
1/2 tsp thyme
1/2tsb dried parsley
Large knob of butter
Large splash of milk