A winter warmer

This is the perfect dinner for those cold wintery nights we have been having

This dish was made for us a few weeks ago during our trip to Cornwall, we enjoyed it so much that I had to try it once we returned home.

Ingredients

Curried Meat Filling

  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 750g 5% fat beef steak mince
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed or grated
  • 3 cm fresh ginger grated
  • 1 teaspoon dried chilli flakes (or to taste)
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 4/5 mushrooms, chopped
  • Frozen peas
  • A tin chopped tomatoes
  • 100g beef stock (may want more depending on desired consistency)
  • 1 green chilli (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Sweet Potato Mash Topping

  • 3/4 sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into small chunks
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Dash of milk
  • Grated cheese
  • Green chilli (optional)

This dish will serve at least 3 people with a little left over, depends if you go back for seconds!!

Method

  1. Put the sweet potato chunks into a large saucepan and pour over enough boiling water to cover, bring back to the boil and then simmer for 15 minutes until the sweet potato is tender. Drain and mash with a little milk, salt and pepper. Don’t forget to turn the oven on 190/170 fan/gas mark 5
  2. While the sweet potato is cooking, heat the oil in a pan and add the onion, fry on a low heat for 3 minutes until softened.
  3. Add the mince and brown for 3-4 minutes, then turn the heat back down and add the garlic, ginger, chilli, cumin, turmeric and garam masala, cook for a further 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the chopped tomatoes, mushrooms, peas and beef stock then bring to the boil, then turn down and simmer for 10 minutes until thickened.
  5. Remove the mince from the heat and empty into a dish to cool for 5 minutes. Spread the mashed sweet potato over the mince and top with grated cheese and a little green chilli (if you like a little heat).
  6. Place in the oven for 10 minutes until nicely browned on top.
  7. While the pie is in the oven, quickly cook your favourite vegetables and serve when ready.

Although it takes a little more time and effort this is a meal you must try.

Give it a go and see what you think.