I batch cooked a load of cottage pie for tea and lunches this week. I used up A LOT of ingredients from the stores.
Things banished from the cupboards include:
100g dried soya mince (a bit of a faff to prepare but so cheap)
1 x 400g tin Haricot Beans
1 x 400g tin cut green beans
1 x 400g tin green lentils
1 x 400g carton of pasatta
Frozen peppers, onion and sweetcorn
2 ginormous sweet potatoes
2 tiny jacket potatoes
Last of the BBQ sauce (adds a kick)
all but 2 of my carrots
You see the picture? That is the overflow cottage pie, I have another dish twice the size of that cooling down in the kitchen.
What’s the difference between a cottage pie and a shepherd’s pie? Apparently Cottage Pie traditionally uses Beef mince, and Shepherd’s Pie traditionally uses Lamb.
I used neither, but soya mince more resembles beef mince than it does lamb, that is why this is a veggie cottage pie.