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I’ve finally gotten around to coming up with a Thermomix version for a cottage pie. This is a traditional beef one – but with sweet potato as a topping and white potato to thicken the filling. This recipe will do four large servings if you’re not eating anything else. For everyday lunches, it will work for six servings with a side salad or steamed vegetables.

Cottage Pie

A comfort food favourite made using the Thermomix. Beef mince and vegetables in a hearty gravy topped with mash potato and browned in the oven.
Course Main Course
Servings 4 serves


  • 1 onion peeled and quartered
  • 1 clove garlic peeled
  • 20 g olive oil
  • 500 g lean minced beef
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • 20 g Worcestershire sauce
  • 20 g tomato paste
  • 250 g beef stock
  • 2 carrots peeled and dice into 1cm pieces
  • 200 g white potato peeled and cut into 3cm pieces
  • 600 g sweet potato peeled and cut into 3cm pieces
  • 2 cups frozen peas rinsed under warm water
  • 80 g reduced fat milk
  • 30 g seeded mustard
  • 150 g reduced fat tasty or cheddar cheese grated


  • Preheat oven to 200C (390F)
  • Add onion, garlic and 100g of white potato into the Thermomix bowl and chop with the measuring cup (MC) on for 4 seconds | Speed 5
  • Scrape down the sides of the bowl, add oil and sauté with the MC off for 3 minutes | Varoma | Speed 1
  • Add beef, season with salt and pepper and brown with the MC off for 5 minutes | 100C | Reverse | Speed 1
  • Add Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, beef stock and carrots into the Thermomix bowl and close the lid
  • Add remaining white potato and sweet potato into the Varoma bowl, assemble the Varoma and place on top of the Thermomix
  • Cook for 20 minutes | Varoma | Reverse | Speed soft
  • Remove the Varoma, add peas into the sauce and stir with the spatula to combine
  • Pour meat sauce into a square roasting dish and rinse out the Thermomix bowl
  • Put the potatoes into the bowl, add milk and cook with the MC off for 9 minutes | 100C | Speed 1
  • Add salt, pepper, seeded mustard, add butterfly and mash for 20 seconds | Speed 3
  • Layer mashed potatoes on top of the beef filling, use a fork to rough up the top of the potatoes and sprinkle with the grated cheese
  • Bake in the oven on the middle shelf for 20-30 minutes or until the top is browned
Keyword Beef, Thermomix

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[Last updated: June 1, 2014]