Cottage Pie with Sweet Potato Mash

Cottage Pie with Sweet Potato Mash

15 servings for baby/toddler or serves 2 adults and 2 children


  • 250 g Scotch Beef mince

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 medium onion, peeled and chopped (about 65g)

  • 1 stick celery, finely chopped (about 50g)

  • 1 carrot, peeled, topped and tailed and finely chopped (about 65g)

  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed

  • 2 tbsp plain flour

  • 1 tbsp tomato puree

  • ½ tsbp Worcestershire sauce

  • 300 ml hot beef stock (made using low salt baby stock cubes, or homemade)

  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme, finely chopped (or ½ tsp dried thyme)

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 4 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 3cm cubes (about 625g in peeled weight)

  • 20 g butter

  • 2 tbsp milk

  • 70 g cheddar cheese, grated

Cooking Method

  1. Heat the oil in a frying pan on a medium heat and add the onion, celery and carrot. Fry for 5 minutes until soft.
  2. Add the black pepper, garlic and Scotch Beef mince and fry until the mince is browned.
  3. Sprinkle the flour over the top of the mince, stir and fry for a minute before adding the tomato puree, Worcestershire sauce and beef stock. Add the herbs and leave to simmer for 5 minutes before removing the bay leaf and pouring into a casserole dish approximately 20cm x 10cm x 5cm.
  4. To make the topping, boil the sweet potatoes until tender then mash with the butter, milk and cheese until smooth. Spoon over the top of the pie and bake in a preheated oven at 180C/fan 160/gas mark 4 for 20 minutes.
  5. If you’re weaning with puree, simply blitz the cottage pie in a food processor with the blade attachment or use a stick blender. Portion into ice cube trays, freeze and then once frozen transfer into freezer bags.

Where can I buy Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb and Specially Selected Pork?

Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork are available at most supermarkets, usually at the butcher counter. Just ask the counter staff if you’re not sure.

You can also buy Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork at independent butchers.

Find your nearest at our sister site below.

Scotch Butchers Club

If you’re not in the mood for cooking, Scotch Beef PGI is also served at many quality restaurants. Find one near you at our sister site below.

Scotch Beef Club

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