• 500-600 g lean lamb or beef mince
  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • 3-4 Tbsp Wattie's Tomato Paste
  • 420 g can Wattie's Smokey BBQ Beans
  • 2 Tbsp freshly chopped parsley
  • 800-900 g potatoes, peeled and cut into even sized pieces
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ½ cup grated Edam cheese
  • Wattie's Chuckwagon Corn Mix
  1. Quickly brown the mince in a hot frying pan, breaking up the mince with the back of a spoon as it browns. This is best done in two batches. Set aside.
  2. Add a dash of oil to the frying pan, gently cook the onion until tender but not brown, increase the heat and stir in tomato paste. Add Wattie's Smokey BBQ Beans and 1 cup water, stir to combine. Return the browned mince to the sauce and heat gently. Stir through chopped parsley.
  3. Cook potatoes in boiling water until tender, drain well and mash with milk and cheese, reserving 2 Tbsp cheese.
  4. Spoon meat and vegetable mixture into a lasagne-style dish. Top with mashed potatoes and sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  5. Bake at 190°c for 20-25 minutes or until hot and golden.
  6. Serve with Wattie's Chuckwagon Corn Mix.

Made With

Tomato Paste

Concentrated tomato suited to adding to sauces, casseroles & pizzas.

Rate and Review

11 Ratings

Reviews (11)

Marilyn's Review | Rating

Nice quick & easy meal. Served with broccolli & pumpkin. Very tasty. Didn't have tomato paste so used half a can Watties Tomato Puree and a can of Watties Tomatoes in juice with a Tasty Cheese instead of the Edam. Have made it a few times since.

Atawhai's Review | Rating

Kia Ora Koutou. Easy peasey lemon squeezy! Love this recipe. Great, wholesome, yummy kai. Mauriora ki a koutou.

Peta's Review | Rating

Delicious! Added mashed pumpkin and mashed kumera with mashed potato to add extra veges and flavour. A whole meal in one.

Ellen's Review | Rating

fam loved recipe unfortunately no leftovers

Ben's Review | Rating

Easy to cook and add what vegetables you have in the fridge to it, can't go wrong.

Tania's Review | Rating

Absolutely GREAT!!!! Perfect for Family Dinners / Evenings

Jessie Poh's Review | Rating

yup real easy but its best to simmer all the ingredients (minus potato of course) in some beef stock or red wine for the extram oomph

miette wooller-harris's Review | Rating

OMG!! My mum,dad and brother loved this meal soo much that we (my brother and me ) cooked it again.

Jo Fenika's Review | Rating

Family loved it.. Having it again tonight for dindins. :)

Shona's Review | Rating

Can anyone tell me a good red wine to cook with mince.

Joy's Review | Rating

where is the Chuckwagon corn mix in the ingredients? How much do you use.? This sounds yummy, I want to make it.

Reply from The Food in a Minute team

Hi Joy,

Thanks for picking this up! This Cottage Pie recipe is one of our favourite! The recipe has been updated - the Chuckwagon Corn is a serving suggestion on the side of the Cottage Pie.

Thank you
The Food in a Minute team