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Sweet potato cottage pie

Sweet potato cottage pie


A British beef classic updated with a nutritious sweet potato topping

  • Feeds 2 Feeds 2
  • Ready in 25 minutes

Each serving contains

  • Energy
    2144kj 510kcal
  • Fat
    Low 22%
  • Saturates
    High 40%
  • Sugar
    Low 22%
  • Salt
    High 22%

% of adult’s reference intake | Carbohydrates per serving : 56g


  • 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


  1. Cook the sweet potato in a pan of boiling water for 15 mins
  2. Meanwhile, fry the mince in a pan over a high heat for 5 mins, breaking it up so it browns evenly
  3. Add the onion, carrot, courgette and stock, and sprinkle over the herbs and paprika
  4. Bring to the boil and bubble gently for 15 mins
  5. Add the gravy granules and cook, stirring, until the juices thicken
  6. Spoon into an ovenproof dish
  7. Drain the sweet potato, mash with the butter and use to top the mince mixture
  8. Place under a hot grill for 2-3 mins until the potato begins to crisp

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