Beef and lentil cottage

Beef and lentil cottage

Nutritional Benefits

  1. Protein: Beef and lentils are both excellent sources of protein, which is essential for muscle growth and repair.
  2. Fiber: Lentils are rich in dietary fiber, promoting healthy digestion and helping to control blood sugar levels.
  3. Iron: Beef is a great source of iron, which is important for the production of red blood cells and overall energy levels.
  4. Vitamins and Minerals: This recipe provides essential vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium, and magnesium.
  5. Healthy Fats: Olive oil used in this recipe is a good source of monounsaturated fats, which can help reduce bad cholesterol levels.


  1. 1 lb lean ground beef
  2. 1 cup dried lentils
  3. 1 onion, chopped
  4. 2 carrots, diced
  5. 2 celery stalks, diced
  6. 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  7. 1 cup frozen peas
  8. 2 cups beef broth
  9. 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  10. 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  11. 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  12. 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  13. 1 teaspoon salt
  14. 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  15. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  16. 4 cups mashed potatoes

Processing Steps

  1. Step 1: Cook the lentils in a pot of boiling water until tender. Drain and set aside.
  2. Step 2: In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion, carrots, celery, and garlic. Cook until vegetables are softened.
  3. Step 3: Add ground beef to the skillet and cook until browned. Drain any excess fat.
  4. Step 4: Stir in tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, rosemary, salt, and pepper. Cook for another 2 minutes.
  5. Step 5: Add cooked lentils, frozen peas, and beef broth to the skillet. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. Step 6: Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Transfer the beef and lentil mixture to a baking dish.
  7. Step 7: Spread the mashed potatoes over the beef and lentil mixture, covering it completely.
  8. Step 8: Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the mashed potatoes are golden and the filling is bubbling.
  9. Step 9: Serve hot and enjoy!

Tips and Recommendations

  • Make it ahead: This recipe can be prepared in advance and stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days before baking.
  • Freeze for later: If you have leftovers, you can freeze them in individual portions for a quick and convenient meal in the future.
  • Variations: Feel free to add your own twist to this recipe by incorporating different vegetables or spices.
  • Serving suggestion: Serve the beef and lentil cottage pie with a side salad or steamed vegetables for a well-rounded meal.
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Meat and Lentils:

  1. 1 lb lean ground beef
  2. 1 cup dried lentils


  1. 1 onion
  2. 2 carrots
  3. 2 celery stalks
  4. 3 cloves of garlic
  5. 1 cup frozen peas

Other Ingredients:

  1. 2 cups beef broth
  2. 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  3. 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  4. 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  5. 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  6. 1 teaspoon salt
  7. 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  8. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  9. 4 cups mashed potatoes
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