English Keema Pie

    1 hour 15 mins

    This cottage pie is a hearty dish for dinner. Great for feeding a crowd too.

    8 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 450g minced keema
    • 1 large onion, chopped finely
    • 2 medium carrots, chopped finely
    • 2 bay leaves
    • the leaves off 2 to 3 sprigs of fresh thyme
    • dash of Worcester sauce (optional)
    • 1 to 2 tablespoons tomato puree
    • 1 (400g) tin chopped tomatoes
    • 290ml beef stock
    • Topping
    • 1kg maris piper potatoes, peeled and quartered
    • large knob of butter
    • up to 120ml of milk (according to personal preference)
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. Preheat oven to 190 C.
    2. Add olive oil to a large frying pan and over medium-low heat add the beef, onion and carrot. Stir until the beef is browned and the vegetables are softened.
    3. Add the bay leaves and thyme and stir through for a minute or so. Stir in the Worcester sauce (optional), tomato puree, chopped tomatoes and stock. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Season to taste.
    4. Meanwhile, boil the prepared potatoes until soft. Drain and then mash them, adding the butter and milk until you have a nice smooth, but not too stiff, mash. Season to taste.
    5. Pour the mince mixture into a large casserole dish and cover with mash. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
    6. Spoon onto warmed plates and serve with steamed/boiled garden peas and/or string beans with some garden mint.

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    Altered ingredient amounts. I subsituted sweet potatoes for regular potatoes/  -  13 Apr 2010  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)


    Fabulous recipe. I made extra to freeze but my kids and husband ate it all. They loved it!  -  26 Aug 2010  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)


    loved it!!!  -  20 Aug 2010  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)