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Quorn Meat Free Deconstructed Cottage Pie

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Serves 4
cooking time
15 Minutes
serves
340 cals * Per Serving
serves
7.4g sat fat * Per Serving

If you're short on time then try this quick and easy deconstructed cottage pie, cooked in 15 minutes, made using carrots, celery, onion and Quorn Meat Free Mince.

Ingredients

  • 300g Quorn Meat Free Mince
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, very finely chopped
  • 2 carrots, medium, very finely chopped
  • 2 sticks celery, medium, very finely chopped
  • ½ small swede, small dice
  • 450ml hot vegetable stock
  • 2 tsp porcini mushroom paste
  • 2 tbsp vegetarian Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tbsp  fresh thyme, leaves removed from the stalks and chopped, plus sprigs to garnish
  • 1 tbsp cornflour dissolved in 2 tbsp cold water
  • 400g mashed potato (use up leftovers or pre made chilled mash potato available in supermarkets)
  • 1 egg yolk, beaten
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 50g Cheddar
  • 2 tbsp fresh chives, chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Method

  1. Pre-heat the oil in a saucepan over a medium to high heat and add the onions. Gently fry for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the carrots, celery and swede, cover and cook for a further 3 minutes stirring frequently
  2. Stir in the hot stock and porcini mushroom paste, bring to the boil then cover and cook for 2 minutes on a high heat. Stir in the Quorn Mince, vegetarian Worcestershire sauce and the fresh thyme. Cover and cook on a medium heat for a further 7 minutes
  3. Meanwhile, preheat the grill. Mix the mashed potato with the egg yolk and a good pinch of salt and pepper. Place in a microwaveable bowl, cover and cook on full power for 5 1/2 minutes. Stir in half of the cheese and all of the chopped chives. Make circles of potato approximately 8cm in diameter and 1cm deep using for example a cookie cutter. Place them on a greased oven proof sheet, sprinkle over the remaining cheese and grill for 1-2 minutes until golden brown and warmed through
  4. Add the cornflour and water to the Quorn Cottage Pie, continue to simmer stirring continuously for a 1-2 minutes until thickened then season to taste
  5. Serve a hearty spoonful of Quorn Cottage Pie topped with a golden potato topper

Serve with a selection of freshly steamed vegetables.


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