Feed the whole family with this healthy take on a classic cottage pie
By Healthy Diet
1kg swede, peeled and roughly chopped
salt and freshly ground black pepper
low calorie cooking spray
1 red onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 celery sticks, finely chopped
2 carrots, peeled and finely chopped
500g lean beef mince (5% fat or less)
400g tin chopped tomatoes
1 tbsp vegetable stock
1 tsp sweetener
2 tsp dried oregano
1 egg, lightly beaten vegetables, to serve
Cook the swede in a saucepan of lightly salted boiling water for 15 minutes or until tender. Drain, return to the pan and mash until smooth. Season to taste and set aside.
Spray a large non-stick frying pan with low-calorie cooking spray and place over a high heat. Add the onion, garlic, celery and carrots and stir-fry for 5 minutes. Add the mince and stir-fry for 5 minutes, then add the tomatoes, stock, sweetener and oregano and stir well. Bring to the boil and remove from the heat.
Preheat the oven to 200C/400f/Gas 6. Transfer the beef mixture to a casserole dish and spread the mashed swede over the top, smoothing the surface with a fork. Brush with the beaten egg and bake for 25-30 minutes or until lightly golden and bubbling. Serve hot with vegetables.
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