Red wine stew cottage pie with sweet potato topping

"The ultimate comforting main, this delicious cottage pie combines a rich red wine and beef stew with a buttery sweet potato topping. A spin on a family favourite, it is sure to go down a treat"
Prep time:
15 min
Cook time:
2 hr 45 min
Servings:
4 people

Health Score

High
Medium
Low
9.0 / 10
High score

Glycemic Index

Index
63
Moderate
Load
36
High

Nutrition per serving:

Calories801.14 kcal40%
Fat30.64 g44%
Carbs56.83 g22%
Sugars10.45 g12%
Protein69.49 g139%
Sodium989.62 mg49%
Fiber9.02 g32%
Percent Daily Values based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Glycemic Index
63
Moderate
Glycemic Load
36
High

Ingredients

1-2 tbsp rapeseed or vegetable oil
180g (6oz) lardons
175g (6oz) onions, quartered
625g (1 1/4lb) casserole or stewing steak, defrosted and trimmed of any fat and gristle, cut into 3-4cm chunks
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1 tbsp plain flour, plus extra if needed
200ml red wine
200ml (1/3pt) beef stock
1 carrot, chopped into small chunks
150g (5oz) small chestnut mushrooms, halved
3 thyme sprigs
1 bay leaf
300g (10oz) floury potatoes
625g (1 1/4lb) sweet potatoes, peeled and cut in chunks
25g butter, plus extra for top
fresh thyme leaves, to scatter

Directions

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