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Crunchy Cottage Pie & Spring Greens

Crunchy Cottage Pie & Spring Greens

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Prep Time

55 min



This is a flavour-packed Mediterranean twist on the classic beef and vegetable cottage pie, spiced with dill and topped with homemade oregano ciabatta croutons. Served alongside buttery, garlicky spring greens. It's crunch time!

Prep Time

55 min



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For 2 people (double for 4)
1 brown onion
1 celery stick †
1 tsp dried dill
1 garlic clove
1 tbsp Henderson's Relish
150g spring greens
1 tbsp dried oregano
British beef mince 2
300g British beef mince
1 carrot
Ciabatta new
1 ciabatta roll †
2 tomato ketchup sachets (30ml)
beef stock cube (new5/18)
1 beef stock cube †
You Will Need
Oven-proof dish, butter, flour, olive oil, pepper, salt

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 brown onion
  • 1 celery stick<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 tsp dried dill
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tbsp Henderson's Relish
  • 150g spring greens
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 250g British beef mince
  • 1 carrot
  • ciabatta<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 tomato ketchup sachet (15ml)
  • 1 Knorr beef stock cube<span class="strong">†</span>
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 526 kJ
126 kcal
1983 kJ
475 kcal
of which saturates
2.4 g
1 g
9.2 g
3.7 g
of which sugars
8.9 g
3.3 g
33.7 g
12.4 g
Fibre 0.7 g 2.6 g
Protein 9.1 g 34.3 g
Salt 0.99 g 3.75 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
1 brown onion
brown onion
1 celery stick
1 tsp dried dill
1 garlic clove
1 tbsp Henderson's Relish
water, spirit vinegar, sugar, colour-caramel, syrup, salt, tamarinds, acetic acid, cayenne pepper, cloves, saccharin, galic oil, tragacanth & isopropyl alcohol
150g spring greens
spring greens(100%)
1 tbsp dried oregano
dried oregano
250g British beef mince
beef (100%)
1 carrot
WHEAT flour (52%) (with calcium, iron, niacin, thiamin), water, wholemeal WHEAT flour, RYE flour, salt, fresh yeast
1 tomato ketchup sachet (15ml)
tomato puree* (made with 138g of tomatoes per 100g ketchup), sugar, spirit vinegar (6%), modified maize starch, salt, acidity regulator (citric acid), preservatives: sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate, spices, yeast extract, natural flavourings, *made from sustainably grown tomatoes
1 Knorr beef stock cube
Salt, vegetable fats (palm, shea butter, sal butter), potato starch, sugar, beef extract (4%), yeast extract, flavourings, onion powder, caramel syrup, maltodextrin, parsley, carrots, spices (parsley roots, CELERY seeds).
  • Allergens highlighted by † (celery, wheat, Rye (Gluten))

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
1 Crunchy Cottage Pie & Spring Greens

Preheat the oven to 190°C/ 170°C (fan)/ 375°F/ Gas 5

Peel, top and tail and dice the carrot[s] finely

Chop the celery finely

Peel and chop the brown onion[s] finely 

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Boil a kettle

Heat a large, dry, wide-based pan (preferably non-stick) with a matching lid over a medium-high heat

Once hot, add the beef mince, breaking it up as you go and cook for 2-3 min, until starting to brown 

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Add the diced carrot, chopped celery and chopped onion to the browned mince and cook for 5 min or until the vegetables have slightly softened

Meanwhile, peel and finely chop (or grate) the garlic

Dissolve the beef stock cube[s] in 200ml [400ml] boiled water, add the tomato ketchup, dried dill, Henderson's Relish & half of the dried oregano  this is your stock mixture

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Stir 1 tbsp [2 tbsp] flour and half of the chopped garlic (save the rest for later) into the mince 

Add the stock mixture, mix well and season with plenty of pepper

Bring to the boil over a high heat, then reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for 10 min, until most of the liquid has absorbed this is your beef mixture

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Meanwhile, cut the ciabatta into rough bite-sized croutons

Add the croutons to a mixing bowl with the remaining oregano, 1 tbsp [2 tbsp] olive oil and season generously with salt and pepper

Mix well

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Once the beef mixture has thickened, transfer it to an oven-proof dish and top with the croutons

Put the dish in the oven for 15-20 min or until the topping is golden and the filling is bubbling this is your cottage pie

Meanwhile, cut the leaves off the spring greens, discard the tough stalks, then bunch up the leaves & slice into thin strips

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Relax as the cottage pie ticks away and once cooked, leave it to rest for 5 min

Whilst resting, wipe the pan clean and return it to a medium heat with a knob of butter

Once melted, add the remaining garlic and spring greens and cook for 1 min, then add a splash of cold water, cover and cook for 2-3 min or until tender


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