Cottage Macaroni Pie

Cottage Macaroni Pie

This was a yummy success  - a cross between a cottage pie and macaroni cheese.



COTTAGE MACARONI PIE

| Serves: 6  | Prep Time: 20 Minutes | Cook Time: 50 Minutes | Total Time: 1 Hour 10 Minutes |


Ingredients: 


  • 2 TBSP Garlic Oil
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Leek
  • 1 Celery stalk
  • 1 Carrot, peeled
  • 1 TBSP fresh Thyme leaves
  • 750g Minced Beef
  • 1 Tin chopped Tomatoes
  • 200ml Beef Stock
  • 2 TBSP Ketchup
  • Splash of Worcestershire Sauce
  • Salt and Pepper
  • For the topping;
  • 200g Strong Cheddar, grated
  • 200ml Creme Fraiche (I used Roddas)
  • 200g Macaroni
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard
  • Salt and Pepper

Instructions:


  • Step 1: Process the onion, leek, celery, carrot and garlic in the processor (or chop finely)
  • Step 2: Heat the garlic oil in a large pan and fry the blitzed veg and thyme for 5 minutes until soft.
  • Step 3: Turn the heat up and add the minced beef, fry until brown then add the tomatoes, stock, ketchup and Worcestershire sauce, plus seasoning. Simmer on a low heat for about an hour.
  • Step 4: Meanwhile put a pan of salted water onto boil. When at boiling point add the macaroni. Place a large glass bowl over the pan add add the creme fraiche, cheese and mustard. By the time the macaroni is cooked you should have a silky smooth cheese sauce.
  • Step 5: Preheat oven to 180c and spoon the meat mixture into an ovenproof dish. Pour over the cheesy macaroni and bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes until brown and bubbling. Serve with garden peas.

| Author: Beth Sachs | Date: 3rd May 2010 |


12 comments:

  1. I could do this with my veggie shepherd's pie recipe. I would never have thought to top it with macaroni cheese.

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  2. You could do this with so many things Jac - Bolognese, Chilli - it's really good

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  3. My mouth is watering reading this - this looks so tasty!

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  4. Love macaroni cheese and what a fab idea to use it as a pie topping!

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  5. Wonderful idea - no messing around making a roux, and disguised vegetables - sounds like my type of dish!!

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  6. Macaroni topping - A great idea - I love it!

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  7. I've never heard of cottage pie before! I'm most intrigued. It looks delicious.

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  8. Great idea, Beth, this dish looks and sounds fabulous.

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  9. Love the sound and look of this dish, must give this a try!

    Maria
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