Pulled beef cottage pie with cauliflower mash

Pulled beef cottage pie with cauliflower mash



Beef filling

  • oil spray
  • 1 large onion, finely diced
  • 1 large carrot, grated
  • 1 celery stalk, finely sliced or diced
  • 2 tsp finely chopped rosemary
  • 350g pulled beef
  • 1 (250ml) cup pulled beef sauce or 1 cup beef stock
  • ¼ (63ml) cup water

Cauliflower mash

  • 2 medium potatoes (about 350g unpeeled), peeled and diced
  • 2 cups cauliflower florets (150-200g)
  • 1 tbsp light butter
  • ¼ cup low fat milk
  • 4 tsp finely grated parmesan cheese


Heat oven to 200°C or 180°C fan-forced.

Heat frying pan or saucepan to medium, add oil and onion, carrot, celery and rosemary with a pinch of salt.

Reduce heat and cook on low for 10-15 minutes until vegetables are soft. Add pulled beef, beef sauce or beef stock and water.

Bring to a simmer and simmer for 5 minutes before turning off the heat and setting aside.

While the onions and beef are cooking, make the cauliflower mash.

Place the potato in a saucepan, cover with water and bring to the boil.

Reduce heat and simmer for 3 minutes before adding cauliflower florets.

Bring to the boil, reduce heat and simmer for a further 3-4 minutes until potato and cauliflower are tender.

Drain liquid and mash roughly. Add butter and milk, season with salt and pepper and beat with a fork until smooth.

Divide meat mixture among ramekins and top with mash.

Sprinkle over parmesan cheese and place ramekins into the oven on a baking tray. Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown. Serve with a salad.

Serving Suggestions


  • This cauliflower mash is delicious and goes well with any cooked meat.
  • This recipe was created by Jay Rogers for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder.

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