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When the mercury drops we tend to crave more comfort food – warm, energy dense sustenance to get us through those long winter nights.

Winter warmers

Healthy alternatives to common winter comfort food

When the mercury drops we tend to crave more comfort food – warm, energy dense sustenance to get us through those long winter nights. Thankfully this type of food doesn’t have to destroy your physique.

Cottage pie with cauliflower mash

Winter warmers: Cottage pie with cauliflower mash

  • Ingredients:
  • Method:

Filling:

  • 500g lean minced beef
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 2 celery sticks, sliced
  • 2 medium carrots, diced
  • 400g chopped tomatoes
  • 2tbsp tomato purée
  • 500ml beef stock
  • 1tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1tsp dried mixed herbs
  • 1tbsp cold water
  • Flaked sea salt
  • Black pepper

Cauli mash:

  • 1 cauliflower finely chopped
  • 
1 onion, sliced
  • 
1 garlic clove, smashed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • ¼ cup vegetable stock
  • Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  • In a large saucepan, cook the mince, onions, celery and carrots for 10 minutes until slightly coloured.
  • Stir in the tomatoes, tomato purée, beef stock, Worcestershire sauce and mixed herbs.
  • Bring the whole mixture to the boil, reduce the heat, cover and allow to simmer for 40 minutes (or until the meat is tender) making sure to stir occasionally.
  • Sauté onion and garlic in olive oil in a large pot over a medium heat until softened. Add the chopped cauliflower and vegetable stock.
  • Cover the pot and allow to simmer for 5 – 10 minutes.
  • Remove the pot from the heat and place the cauliflower mixture in the blender until smooth and creamy.
  • In a large oven-proof dish, layer the mince evenly and then layer the cauliflower mash over it.
  • Place in the oven and bake for a further 40 minutes or until the mash turns golden brown.

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