Cheat's Open Cottage Pie
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Cheat's Open Cottage Pie

Cheat's Open Cottage Pie

with Carrot, Green Beans and Cheese

Looking for a quick and tasty midweek dinner option? Try cooking up our Cheat's Open Cottage Pie in just 20-25 minutes for a delicious and speedy meal.

High Protein
Calorie Smart
Cereals containing gluten

Boxes and ingredients are packed in facilities that handles Peanut, Nuts, Sesame, Fish, Crustaceans, Milk, Egg, Mustard, Celery, Soya, Gluten and Sulphites. Due to the war in Ukraine, it has been necessary to substitute sunflower oil with rapeseed oil in some products without a label change. The FSA have advised that allergic reactions to rapeseed oil are rare.

Preparation Time25 minutes
Cooking time25 minutes


serving amount

450 grams


1 unit(s)


80 grams

Green Beans

240 grams

British Beef Mince

30 grams

Tomato Puree

15 grams

Red Wine Jus Paste

(Contains Sulphites, Celery)

15 grams

Worcester Sauce

(Contains Cereals containing gluten)

10 grams

Beef Stock Paste

20 grams

Grated Hard Italian Style Cheese

(Contains Milk, Egg)

Not included in your delivery

1 tsp

Sugar for the Sauce

150 milliliter(s)

Water for the Sauce


Nutritional information

Energy (kJ)2480 kJ
Energy (kcal)593 kcal
Fat23.4 g
of which saturates10.5 g
Carbohydrate61.9 g
of which sugars16.1 g
Protein37.9 g
Salt2.69 g
Always refer to the product label for the most accurate ingredient and allergen information.


Large Saucepan
Large Frying Pan
Baking Tray
Potato Masher


Get Started

a) Preheat your oven to 220°C/200°C fan/gas mark 7. Boil a full kettle.

b) Meanwhile, chop the potatoes into 2cm chunks (no need to peel).

c) Pour the boiling water into a large saucepan with1/2 tsp salt for the potatoes.

d) Add the potatoes to the water and cook until you can easily slip a knife through, 15-18 mins.

If you'd prefer to boil your green beans, skip the oven.

Prep the Veg

a) Meanwhile, trim the carrot, then halve lengthways (no need to peel). Slice widthways into thin pieces about 1/2cm thick.

b) Trim the green beans.

c) Heat a drizzle of oil in a large frying pan on medium-high heat.

d) Once hot, add the beef mince and carrot. IMPORTANT: Wash your hands and equipment after handling raw mince.

Get Frying

a) Fry until the mince has browned, 5-6 mins. Use a spoon to break it up as it cooks.

b) While the mince and veg fry, spread the green beans out on a medium baking tray. Drizzle with oil and season with salt and pepper.

c) When the oven is hot, roast the green beans on the top shelf until tender, 8-10 mins.

If you'd prefer to boil your green beans, boil them while the mince fries for 4-6 mins, until tender.

Build the Flavour

a) When the mince has browned, drain and discard any excess fat. Season with salt and pepper. IMPORTANT: The mince is cooked when no longer pink in the middle.

b) Stir in the tomato puree, red wine jus paste, Worcester sauce, beef stock paste, sugar and water for the sauce (see pantry for both amounts). TIP: If your red wine jus paste has hardened, put the sachet in a bowl of hot water for 1 min to loosen.

c) Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer until thickened, 3-4 mins.

Mash Time

a) Once the potatoes are cooked, drain in a colander and return to the pan, off the heat. Add a knob of butter and a splash of milk (if you have any) and mash until smooth.

b) Season with salt and pepper. Cover with a lid to keep warm.


a) Share the mashed potato between your serving bowls. 

b) Spoon the beef over the mash.

c) Sprinkle over the grated hard Italian style cheese.

d) Serve the green beans alongside.