Mexicana® Cottage Pie


  • 1 tbsp oil, olive or rapeseed
  • 1 large onions, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and chopped
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped (or a good pinch of dried chilli powder/flakes)
  • 1 stick celery, chopped
  • 500g minced beef
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree (or ketchup)
  • 400g can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 beef stock cube

For the Mexicana Sweet Potato Mash

  • 750g sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into even chunks
  • 1 Knob of butter
  • 125g Mexicana®, grated
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste





In a large frying pan heat the oil and sauté the onions, celery, chilli and garlic for 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate and set aside.

Over a high heat add the minced beef to the frying plan and brown for 3-4 minutes.

Return the sautéed vegetables to the pan, pour in the chopped tomatoes and add the stock cube, tomato puree, and 250ml water.

Bring to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Meanwhile, cook the peeled sweet potato in salted boiling water until tender. Drain and mash. Season to taste and add a knob of butter and 100g Mexicana®, mix well.

Preheat oven to 200C/fan 180C/Gas 6

After the 20 minutes, add the drained kidney beans to the chilli mince, heat for 5 minutes and season to taste.

Pour the chilli mince into an ovenproof dish.

Carefully spoon the Mexicana® mash over the chilli mince, spread evenly with a knife.
Sprinkle over the remaining grated Mexicana® and bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, until golden and bubbling.


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