Canteen cottage pie

Great tasting cottage pies designed specifically for school canteens. This recipe meets the 'Everyday' criteria in the Food and Beverage Classification System.

SERVES 10
TIME TO MAKE 45 - 1 hour
MEAL TYPE Dinner
SERVES 10
TIME TO MAKE 45 - 1 hour
MEAL TYPE Dinner

Method

  1. Brown the mince in a hot frying pan in batches
  2. Set aside
  3. Add a little oil to frying pan, gently cook onion until soft but not brown
  4. Increase heat and add mince back to pan
  5. Add baked beans, tomato paste and water
  6. Stir in frozen vegetables
  7. Heat gently until vegetables have thawed
  8. Remove from heat and set aside
  9. Cook potatoes in boiling water until tender
  10. Drain well
  11. Mash potato with milk, parsley and half the cheese
  12. Spoon mince mix into individual pie tins
  13. Top with mashed potato
  14. Sprinkle with remaining cheese
  15. Bake at 190°C for 20-25 minutes or until hot through and golden brown
  • 400 g
    lean beef or chicken mince
  • 1 medium 
    onion, peeled and diced
  • 4 tbsp
    tomato paste
  • 1x 420g can 
    baked beans
  • 1/2 cup
    water
  • 2 cups
    frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 kg
    potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1/3 cup
    low fat milk
  • 2 tbsp
    parsley, chopped
  • 80 g
    tasty cheese, grated
Per serve
  • Energy
    940kJ
  • Total Fat
    6.6g
  • Saturated Fat
    3.2g
  • Total Carbohydrate
    25.0g
  • Sugars
    5.2g
  • Dietary Fibre
    5.5g
  • Sodium
    339mg

Method

  1. Brown the mince in a hot frying pan in batches
  2. Set aside
  3. Add a little oil to frying pan, gently cook onion until soft but not brown
  4. Increase heat and add mince back to pan
  5. Add baked beans, tomato paste and water
  6. Stir in frozen vegetables
  7. Heat gently until vegetables have thawed
  8. Remove from heat and set aside
  9. Cook potatoes in boiling water until tender
  10. Drain well
  11. Mash potato with milk, parsley and half the cheese
  12. Spoon mince mix into individual pie tins
  13. Top with mashed potato
  14. Sprinkle with remaining cheese
  15. Bake at 190°C for 20-25 minutes or until hot through and golden brown