Recipe Origin European
Rating
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Servings 6
Preparation 20 min 00:20
Cook 1 hour 01:00
Ready in 1 hour 20 min 01:20
Difficulty Seasoned
Cooking Method Bake Casserole Stew
Ingredients Beef Meat Potato Vegetable
Equipment Cast Iron Dutch Oven
Recipe Type Dinner Main Dish One Pot Meal Pie
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Camp Cottage Pie

This is a wonderful one-pot meal idea for any camping trip but a cottage pie makes a perfect meal for those cooler months. Cooked in a single Dutch oven it is also a simple meal to prepare.

Not to be confused with a shepherd’s pie which is made from cubed lamb, a cottage pie is made from ground beef. Both share a tasty gravy with mashed potato topping.

All the ingredients including the meat, vegetables, and cheese make this a very hearty balanced meal option.

Ingredients

Stew

2 pounds ground beef (1kg beef mince)

1 onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, diced

beef stock, 4 cups, or as required

3 carrots, sliced

2 cups frozen peas

1/2 cup water

2 tablespoons corn starch (cornflour)

Potato Topping

3 potatoes

2 tablespoons butter

milk, as needed

1 cup shredded (grated) cheddar cheese

Italian herbs, to taste

Equipment

10 inch Dutch oven

Recipe Directions

  1. Heat the Dutch oven to a medium-hot temperature then fry the ground beef and onion until the beef is dark brown and the onion is soft and starting to caramelize.

  2. Add the garlic and stir through. Slowly add the beef stock, stirring to make sure anything stuck to the Dutch oven is removed. Add the carrots and peas, cook until softened.

  3. Combine in a cup, the water and corn starch (cornflour) until smooth. Stir mix into the boiling stew and stir until returned to the boil and thickened. Take off the heat.

  4. Peel the potatoes then boil and mash. Stir in the butter and milk.
    Tip: This could also be done using either leftover mashed potatoes, or instant potato mix when camping.

  5. Spoon the mashed potato gently over the stew, then sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese and Italian herbs.

  6. Place the lid on and bake the cottage pie for 15 minutes at 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
    For a 10-inch Dutch oven place 6 charcoal briquettes on the bottom and 12 charcoal briquettes on the top.
    Tip: To make this a one-pot meal cook the mashed potato first then put aside while making the beef component. Add back on to finish.

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Recipe Origin European
Rating
No Reviews
Servings 6
Preparation 20 min 00:20
Cook 1 hour 01:00
Ready in 1 hour 20 min 01:20
Difficulty Seasoned
Cooking Method Bake Casserole Stew
Ingredients Beef Meat Potato Vegetable
Equipment Cast Iron Dutch Oven
Recipe Type Dinner Main Dish One Pot Meal Pie
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