Cottage Pie with Sweet Potato


1 medium onion, finely chopped

 2 medium carrot, peeled, finely chopped

 500g beef mince

 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

 2 tablespoons tomato paste

 400g can crushed tomatoes

 1 teaspoon dried mixed herbs

 2/3 cup frozen peas

 400g  sweet potato, peeled, chopped and 200g white potato

 1/4 cup milk

 20g butter

 1/3 cup grated cheddar cheese

  • The How to Bit 

  • Step 1

    Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, carrot and celery. Cook, stirring, for 3 to 4 minutes or until onion has softened. Add mince. Cook, stirring with a wooden spoon to break up mince, for 5 minutes or until browned.

  • Step 2

    Add Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, tomato and herbs. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low. Simmer for 20 to 25 minutes or until thickened. Stir in peas. Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced.

  • Step 3

    Meanwhile, cook potato in a saucepan of boiling water for 8 minutes or until just tender. Drain. Return to pan. Add milk and butter. Mash until smooth. Spoon beef mixture into a 5cm-deep, 6 cup-capacity ovenproof dish. Top with potato mixture. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden. Serve.