Crunchy Cottage Pie & Spring Greens

Crunchy Cottage Pie & Spring Greens

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Prep Time

55 min



Use within

4-5 days

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



Use within

4-5 days

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In Your Box
Ingredients for 2 people (double for 4)
1 beef stock cube †
1 onion
100g carrots
1 celery stick †
1 ciabatta roll †
1 tsp dried dillweed
1 garlic clove
1 tbsp Henderson's relish
British beef mince 2
300g British beef mince
1 tomato ketchup sachet (26ml) †
150g spring greens
1 tbsp Italian dried oregano
You Will Need
Oven-proof dish, butter, flour, olive oil, pepper, salt

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • Beef stock cube<strong>†</strong>
  • Brown onion
  • Carrots
  • Celery stick<strong>†</strong>
  • Ciabatta rolls<strong>†</strong>
  • Dried dillweed
  • Garlic
  • Henderson's Relish
  • British beef mince
  • Tomato ketchup<strong>†</strong>
  • Spring greens
  • Dried oregano
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 480 kJ
115 kcal
2237 kJ
536 kcal
of which saturates
2.4 g
0.8 g
11.3 g
3.7 g
of which sugars
7.4 g
3.2 g
34.6 g
14.7 g
Fibre 0.3 g 1.2 g
Protein 8.3 g 38.9 g
Salt 0.24 g 1.14 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
Beef stock cube
Sea salt, sustainable palm oil, maize starch, glucose syrup, raw cane sugar, onions, yeast extract, 2,3% beef powder, caramelised sugar, celery, boletus, natural flavouring, carrots, garlic, parsley, turmeric, rosemary, pepper, laurel
Brown onion
Celery stick
Ciabatta rolls
Fortified Wheat Flour (wheat flour, calcium carbonate, iron, nicotinamide, thiamin), Water, Yeast, Salt, Oliver Oil, CS5 (wheat flour, sunflower oil, enzymes: alpha amylase)
Dried dillweed
Henderson's Relish
Water, spirit vinegar, sugar, colour-caramel, syrup, salt, tamarinds, acetic acid, cayenne pepper, cloves, saccharin, galic oil, tragacanth & isopropyl alcohol
British beef mince
Tomato ketchup
Tomatoes (148g per 100g tomato ketchup), vinegar, sugar, salt, spice and herb extracts (contain celery), spice
Spring greens
Dried oregano
  • Allergens highlighted by † (celery, wheat-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 onion[s] finely 

2 Crunchy Cottage Pie & Spring Greens

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 

3 Crunchy Cottage Pie & Spring Greens

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

4 Crunchy Cottage Pie & Spring Greens

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

5 Crunchy Cottage Pie & Spring Greens

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

6 Crunchy Cottage Pie & Spring Greens

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

7 Crunchy Cottage Pie & Spring Greens

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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