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Slow Cooker Cottage Pie

A classic dinner dish

At a Glance


6 People

Prep Time:

20 min

Cooking Time:

5 hours

Dinner just got a whole lot tastier with this hearty cottage pie, layered with rich beef mince and creamy mash, yum.

What you'll need:


  • 1tbsp olive oil

  • 1 onion (diced)

  • 2 tbsp thyme

  • carrots (diced)

  • 250g lean mince beef

  • 1 tbsp plain flour

  • 400g chopped tomatoes

  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce 

  • 200 ml beef stock

  • 600g potatoes (peeled)

  • 100ml double cream


  1. Fry the chopped onion and carrot until softened slightly, then add the plain flour and thyme and cook for a few minutes.
  2. Add the chopped tomatoes, beef stock, Worcestershire sauce and then stir. Check the consistency of the sauce now as it won't thicken once cooking. Reduce if necessary, re-add the beef mince and season well with salt and pepper.

  3. Transfer to the slow cooker and cook on low heat.

  4. An hour before the filling is ready, boil the potatoes until tender.

  5. Drain and allow to steam-dry for a few minutes, then add the cream and mash well.

  6. Spoon the mash on top of the filling in the slow cooker pot, use the back of a fork to make ridges in the mash, and cook for the remaining time.