Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 2 tbsp olive oil

  2. 1 red onion , finely chopped

  3. 2 sticks celery , finely chopped

  4. 3 cloves garlic , crushed

  5. 1 red chilli , deseeded and finely chopped

  6. 500 g lean minced beef

  7. 1-2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

  8. 2 tsp tabasco

  9. 125 ml red wine

  10. 400 g canned chopped tomatoes pinch of celery salt

  11. 600 g floury potatoes , such as Maris Piper, peeled and halved or quartered, depending on size

  12. 110 g butter

  13. 5 tbsp milk

  14. 250 g cheddar cheese , grated handful grated gruyere cheese ,

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Bloody Mary cottage pie Method 1. For the mince Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over a medium heat. Add the onion, celery, garlic and chilli and fry gently for 4-5 minutes until the vegetables have softened but haven’t coloured.

  2. Increase the heat and stir in the mince. Cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the mince has browned.

  3. Add the Worcestershire and Tabasco sauces, wine and tomatoes and sprinkle in the celery salt. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

  4. Simmer for about an hour, stirring occasionally, until the mince has thickened and cooked down into a rich sauce.

  5. While the mince is cooking, preheat the oven to 180C/gas 4.

  6. For the potato topping Bring the potatoes to the boil in a large saucepan of salted water. Reduce the heat and simmer gently for 15-20 minutes, until tender.

  7. Drain thoroughly and mash until smooth. Stir in the butter, milk and cheddar cheese, and season well.

  8. Spoon the mince into a large ovenproof dish and top with the cheesy mash. Sprinkle over the gruyère, if using.

  9. Transfer to a baking tray and bake for 30-40 minutes, until golden and bubbling


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