Primal Mashless Cottage Pie!

Made another meal today that is a lot more primal than the Guinness casserole. Used a recipe that I found here and thought it was very primal so decided to cook it myself!

Mashless Cottage Pie


500g lean beef steak mince
tbsp olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves (or a squirt of garlic puree)
400g tin of chopped tomatoes (chopped fresh tomatoes can be used instead.
250ml of beef stock
tbsp olive oil
2 leeks
1 large or 2 small parsnips
2 medium carrots
cheddar cheese


–  dry fry the mince in a big pan and then set aside
–  add olive oil to pan and fry onion on a medium heat for 5 mins
–  add garlic and fry for a minute more
–  Add tinned tomatoes and bring up to boil, then reduce back to a simmer and thicken for 5 mins, stirring occassionally
–  Return the beef to the pan, with the Worcestershire sauce and the hot stock
–  Bring back up to the boil, cover and simmer on a low heat for 20 mins
–  Preheat oven to gas mark 6.
–  While that is simmering, peel and chop the leeks, peel and grate the carrot and peel and grate the parsnip.
–  Heat olive oil in a separate pan and fry the leek for 2-3 mins. Add the grated carrot and parsnip and fry on a medium heat for 2-3 mins more.
–  Put the beef mince mix in an oven proof dish. Top with the grated veg mix and then sprinkle grated cheese on top.
–  Oven bake for 30 mins until the top is crispy.

Just had a couple of fork fulls and it is really lovely 🙂 Really like the carrot/parsnip topping instead of the mash.

Really looking forward to eating it tonight!


~ by primalmagu on June 23, 2010.

One Response to “Primal Mashless Cottage Pie!”

  1. Saw this on your MDA journal: looks darn tasty. Putting in my files for colder weather. 🙂

    – Tangentrider

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