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Traditional English Recipe - Cottage Pie


1 lb cooked beef - cooled
3/4 lb cooked bacon
1 cup of cold potatoes
1 cup of breadcrumbs
1 egg
1 oz butter
2 onions (minced)


  1. Mince the beef and bacon, season to taste.
  2. Fry the minced onion in butter till brown, then add the gravy and boil for ten minutes.
  3. Mix the egg, meat, bacon, potatoes and breadcrumbs together, add to the onion gravy.
  4. Mix well and place in a greased pie-dish.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes.
  6. Serve hot with vegetables, or cold with salad.


To bake: To cook in an oven.

To boil: To cook a liquid at a temperature of at least 100°C.

To fry: To cook in hot fat.

To mince: To cut into very fine, even pieces using a sharp knife, a food processor or a mincer.

To mix: To beat or stir food ingredients together until they are combined.

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