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Healthy Moroccan Cottage Pie with Sweet Potato Mash

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This Moroccan cottage pie is a brilliant twist on a traditional recipe. The beef is spiced with ras-el-hanout and cumin and topped with mashed sweet potato.

This Moroccan cottage pie is a brilliant twist on a traditional recipe. The beef is spiced with ras-el-hanout and cumin and topped with mashed sweet potato.

This Moroccan cottage pie is a brilliant twist on a traditional recipe. The beef is spiced with ras-el-hanout and cumin and topped with mashed sweet potato.

I made this on the day before I went back to work. I was super sad about Christmas being over (legit though, it sucks, I miss Christmas so much) and I needed a food cuddle.

I’d been thinking about the possibility of a fancied up cottage pie with Moroccan flavours for a while and we had some minced beef that needed using so I figured I’d give it a try.

This Moroccan cottage pie is a brilliant twist on a traditional recipe. The beef is spiced with ras-el-hanout and cumin and topped with mashed sweet potato.

I knew it wouldn’t be quite right with a normal mashed potato topping so sweet potatoes seemed like a good option. I baked them instead of peeling and boiling because I wanted to avoid any extra liquid being added to the mash.

I often find that sweet potato mash can go a bit soggy so it was important to minimise that since it was going on top of a pie.

Turns out that sweet potato cottage pie is an excellent idea. It compliments the Morrocan flavour perfectly, that sweet and spicy is such a classic combo.

This Moroccan cottage pie is a brilliant twist on a traditional recipe. The beef is spiced with ras-el-hanout and cumin and topped with mashed sweet potato.

The filling is made up of gently fried beef mince and is bulked up with plenty of extra veg including aubergine, mushrooms and pepper which makes this pie comforting AND healthy!

Then there’s a good sprinkling of ras-el-hanout and cumin in there to make it taste super delicious.

INGREDIENTS YOU NEED TO MAKE THIS MOROCCAN COTTAGE PIE:

  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Butter
  • Olive Oil
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Aubergine (Eggplant)
  • Beef Mince (Ground Beef)
  • Mushrooms
  • Yellow Pepper
  • Chopped Tomatoes
  • Beef Stock
  • Ras-el-Hanout
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Cumin
  • Turmeric

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This Moroccan cottage pie is a brilliant twist on a traditional recipe. The beef is spiced with ras-el-hanout and cumin and topped with mashed sweet potato.

This is the perfect thing to make for a crowd or to have for leftovers the next day. After a busy day there’s nothing better than a comforting bowl of cottage pie in front of the TV.

This Moroccan cottage pie is a brilliant twist on a traditional recipe. The beef is spiced with ras-el-hanout and cumin and topped with mashed sweet potato.

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This Moroccan cottage pie is a brilliant twist on a traditional recipe. The beef is spiced with ras-el-hanout and cumin and topped with mashed sweet potato.

Moroccan Cottage Pie with Sweet Potato Mash

This Moroccan cottage pie is a brilliant twist on a traditional recipe. The beef is spiced with ras-el-hanout and cumin and topped with mashed sweet potato.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Moroccan
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 288kcal
Author: Amy

Ingredients

  • 2 Large Sweet Potatoes
  • knob Butter
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Onion chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic crushed
  • 1 Small Aubergine chopped
  • 400 g Beef Mince
  • 150 g Mushrooms chopped into small pieces
  • 1 Yellow Pepper chopped
  • 1 400g tin Chopped Tomatoes
  • 300 ml Beef Stock
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 2 tsp Ras El Hanout
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric

Instructions

  • Prick the sweet potatoes all over with a fork and place in a 200°C oven. Bake for 40 minutes until soft.
  • While the potatoes are cooking heat the olive oil over a medium heat and add the onion. Cook for 2 minutes before adding the garlic. After another couple of minutes add the beef followed by the aubergine, mushrooms and yellow pepper. Turn the heat up a little and cook until the veg is soft and the mince is browned.
  • Add the tin of tomatoes and beef stock along with all the spices and cook for 15 minutes. Remove the sweet potatoes from the oven and, once they're cool enough to handle, peel them. Place the flesh in a large bowl and mash with a knob of butter.
  • Using a slotted spoon place the beef mixture into a baking dish and top with the sweet potato. Run a fork over the top to make grooves in the potato. Place in the oven for 10 minutes and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Moroccan Cottage Pie with Sweet Potato Mash
Amount Per Serving
Calories 288 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 461mg 19%
Potassium 882mg 25%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 7g
Protein 15g 30%
Vitamin A 129.1%
Vitamin C 57.6%
Calcium 7.4%
Iron 18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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9 Comments

  • Reply
    Jagruti
    30/08/2017 at 7:48 PM

    Your healthy Moroccan cottage pie pictures looks so nice and colourful, well done

  • Reply
    Veena Azmanov
    30/08/2017 at 7:49 PM

    I love moroccan dishes and this looks so yum. I do make a middle eastern meat pie with mashed potatoes but I do love the sound of sweet potatoes. Looks so pretty too.

  • Reply
    Jacqueline Meldrum
    30/08/2017 at 8:52 PM

    I love the idea of topping a cottage pie with sweet potato, I have to try it. Nice idea!

  • Reply
    Kristine
    30/08/2017 at 9:10 PM

    I love cottage pie and I also love sweet potato mash. This looks mouthwatering, I can’t wait to try it – thanks!

  • Reply
    Ginny
    30/08/2017 at 11:02 PM

    Sounds like a really good combination. Nice variety of spices too.

  • Reply
    Vicki Craig
    31/10/2017 at 6:19 PM

    I made this for my family and it is one of their favourite dinners now. I make it with Turkey mince though as i dont eat red meat but it is still delicious. Thanks Amy for giving me recipes that are not daunting to tackle and easy to do after work.

    • Reply
      Amy
      31/10/2017 at 8:38 PM

      Thanks so much Vicki!

  • Reply
    Claudia
    29/03/2018 at 11:59 AM

    this was absolutely fabulous wow cottage pie is a favorite but this dinner would be devoured here!

    • Reply
      Amy
      30/03/2018 at 7:37 PM

      Thank you Claudia!

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