Friday, September 03, 2010

Mince and Sweet Potato Pie

  • 500g Mince - beef or lamb (beef is the cheaper option)
  • 2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 Large onion - peeled and chopped
  • 2 Large carrots - washed and chopped
  • 1 Cup frozen peas
  • 1 Stock cube (optional)
  • 1 Tin of baked beans
  • 2 Large sweet potatoes (more nutritious than white potato)
  • Handful of grated cheese to top (optional)

Pre-heat the oven to 190 C/Gas 5.
Peel and chop the sweet potatoes into chunks. Heat a large pan of water, and add the potato chunks when boiling.

In a large pan, heat the oil and add the chopped onions and chopped carrots and gently fry for 3-4 minutes until the onions have softened. Add the mince and fry off, ensuring it's browned all over. Cook on a medium heat for about 10 - 12 minutes.

Crumble in the stock cube and stir thoroughly. Add the peas and tin of beans and continue to cook for another couple of minutes, stirring occasionally.

Check the sweet potatoes and see if they are tender. Drain (but keep a small amount of water to help you mash if needed) and mash.

Empty the mince into a large ovenproof dish and spread the sweet potato mash on top. Sprinkle cheese over the top if desired, and pop it in the oven for 40 minutes.

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