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Cottage Pie Recipe

This easy to make ground beef and mashed potato Cottage Pie turns a few simple ingredients into a very attractive, tasty meal.


1/4 cup butter
2 large white cooking onions, finely chopped
1.5 lbs. lean ground beef
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon thyme
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup undiluted consomme
4 cups mashed potatoes ( approx 4 large russet potatoes; peeled, boiled and mashed * Note when mashing, add 1/4 cup milk, a tablespoon of butter and salt and pepper to taste)
1 egg whisked with 2 tbsp water, for brushing


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Grease a 1 1/2 quart casserole baking dish

In a frying pan, heat the butter until foamy.

Add the onions and cook until transparent.

Then stir in and cook the hamburger meat until lightly brown (and no pink shows)

Season with the thyme,salt and pepper

Blend in the undiluted consomme

Turn into the prepared casserole dish.

Spoon on the baked potatoes and brush on the egg. Draw the lines with a fork.

Bake for about 30 minutes or until the potatoes begin to brown.

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