Sunday, 19 April 2015

RECIPE: LOW FAT QUORN SWEET POTATO COTTAGE PIE

This is one of my all time favourite meals! As much as I love going out for dinner at a lavish restaurant, I just don't think you can beat good old comfort food. I know there are loads of versions of the old classic shepherds pie, but I have tailored this to fit in with my diet plan. I have just spent the last hour sweating my soul out on the treadmill so on this particular occasion I have added a bit of naughty feta cheese on top for a bit of indulgence. (You can always omit this if you are being a little more strict with your calories.)






Serves 4

INGREDIENTS:
1x bag of QUORN mince (300g)
1 red onion
1 pepper (any colour is fine)
1 carrot
1x can of chopped tomatoes
1x beef stock cube (you only need about half)
seasoning! I used salt, pepper, chilli flakes, and a little shake of some chilli con carne flavouring I found lurking in my cupboard
1x large sweet potato (about 450g)

METHOD:

1. Chop the sweet potato into small chunks and put into a medium size pan. I decided to leave the skin on because I like a more rustic, chunky mash (also I couldn't really be arsed to peel it), but you can peel it if you wish. Boil the kettle, pour over the potato chunks and leave to boil until they are soft.

2. Chop your onion, pepper and carrot into small pieces. Pour a little oil into a large frying pan, and add the chopped veg. Let them soften a little, then add the whole bag of QUORN mince and chopped tomatoes. Make up your stock according to the instructions, and slowly add to the mixture. Add your seasoning and leave to simmer for about 10 minutes.

3. When the sweet potato is completely soft, drain completely and mash with a fork. 

4. Tip the mince mixture from the frying pan into a small casserole dish, and top with the mash. I crumbled 30g of feta cheese over the top for a little indulgence, but you can always leave this out.

5. Oven cook on 200 degrees for about 20 minutes and VOILA!

Quorn mince has SO much less fat and calories than standard mince so if you are watching your figure this is perfect. My recipe doesn't include any butter or cream either so you can enjoy completely guilt free!



Let me know if you give it a go!


1 comment:

  1. i keep meaning to make a cottage pie! this looks lovely

    from helen at thelovecatsinc.com

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