Sweet potato cottage pie

Sweet potato cottage pie
A British beef classic updated with a nutritious sweet potato topping
Serves 2 people  / 
Prep 5 mins  / 
Cook 20 mins


400g sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
250g Co-op Irresistible Hereford 5% fat beef mince
1 onion, peeled and diced
1 carrot, peeled and grated
1 courgette, grated
300ml beef stock
1 tsp dried mixed herbs
1 tsp paprika
2 tsp beef gravy granules
15g Co-op unsalted butter


Cook the sweet potato in a pan of boiling water for 15 mins

Meanwhile, fry the mince in a pan over a high heat for 5 mins, breaking it up so it browns evenly

Add the onion, carrot, courgette and stock, and sprinkle over the herbs and paprika

Bring to the boil and bubble gently for 15 mins

Add the gravy granules and cook, stirring, until the juices thicken

Spoon into an ovenproof dish

Drain the sweet potato, mash with the butter and use to top the mince mixture

Place under a hot grill for 2-3 mins until the potato begins to crisp