Sword in the Stone Cottage Pie
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Merlin’s Cottage Pie

The magic of this Sword in the Stone dish is to pack in all these ingredients into a dish to create a great British flavour.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: English
Keyword: Sword in the Stone
Servings: 2 people


  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 400 g Beef Mince
  • 1 Onion finely chopped
  • 1 Carrot peeled and diced
  • 1 clove Garlic finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Tomato Puree
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Plain Flour
  • 350 ml Beef Stock
  • 250 g Mash Potato
  • 100 g Cheese grated


  • Preheat the oven to at 220°C/ 430°F / gas mark 7. Heat the olive oil in a large pan and then fry the mince until browned. Add the garlic, onion and carrots and cook until soft for roughly 10-15 minutes.
  • Add the tomato puree and flour and cook for a few minutes. Add the stock and Worcestershire sauce and bring to the boil. Once boiled, simmer and reduce down for about 20 minutes until the gravy is nice and thick.
  • Meanwhile make your mash potato and grate your cheese. Spoon the meat mixture into a dish and flatten down with a spatula. Then spoon the mash over the top to completely cover the meat. Sprinkle the cheese on top of the bake and add some salt and pepper to the toppings.
  • Place the dish in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the topping is golden. Served with seasonal vegetables.