SW recipe: Swede-topped cottage pie

Serves 4

Ready in 1 hour

Ingredients:

low-calorie cooking spray

1kg swede peeled and roughly chopped

salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 red onion finely chopped

2 garlic cloves crushed

2 celery sticks finely chopped

2 carrots peeled and finely chopped

500g lean beef mince (5% fat or less)

400g can chopped tomatoes

1 tbsp vegetable stock

1 tsp sweetener

2 tsp dried oregano

1 egg lightly beaten

vegetables to serve

Method:

  1. Cook the swede in a saucepan of lightly salted boiling water for 15 minutes or until tender. Drain, return to the pan and mash until smooth. Season to taste and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, spray a large non-stick frying pan with low-calorie cooking spray and place over a high heat. Add the onion, garlic, celery and carrots and stir-fry for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the mince and stir-fry for 5 minutes, then add the tomatoes, stock, sweetener and oregano and stir well. Bring to the boil and remove from the heat.
  4. Preheat the oven to 200°C/Fan 180°C/Gas 6. Transfer the beef mixture to a casserole dish and spread the mashed swede over the top, smoothing the surface with a fork (add a pattern if you like!). Brush with the beaten egg and bake for 25-30 minutes or until lightly golden and bubbling.
  5. Serve hot with your favourite vegetables.

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