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Indian-spiced cottage pies

A cottage pie with a warming spice twist of garam masala - and topped with sweet potato

Serves 6

Prep Time 10 min

Cooking Time 40 min


  • 500g extra-lean beef mince
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • Pinch hot chilli powder
  • 2tbsp garam masala
  • 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 400g tin lentils in water, drained
  • 1tsp dark muscovado sugar
  • 250g frozen peas
  • 500g sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 3cm chunks
  • 500g carrots, cut into 1cm rounds
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed


  1. Heat a large non-stick frying pan, then add the mince and dry fry for 5 min or until browned all over. Add the onion and cook for 5 min. Add the spices and cook for 1 min, then add the tomatoes, lentils, sugar and 150ml water. Bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer for 20 min. Add the peas and cook for 2 min.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the sweet potatoes and carrots in a large pan of boiling water for 15 min or until tender. Drain well, then mash with the garlic and season with ground black pepper.
  3. Heat the grill to high. Divide the mince among 6 ovenproof dishes, then top with the mash. Grill for a few min or until the tops are brown, then serve.

Nutrition per serving

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318 25.6g 9.5g 3.9g 10.4g 13.8g 0.4g 92mg 34.5g 5mg

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