Cottage Pie

Use Hacker No. 1, 2 or 4 with the recipe
Prep Time
10 min
Cooking time
1h30 - 8 hrs

What you'll need

  • 1 Large Onion chopped
  • 500g of Lean Beef Mince
  • 200ml of Water
  • 1 Tablespoon of Worcester Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon of Brown Sauce
  • 2 Scoops of a Hacker Seasoning (see choices above)
  • 1.5kg Potatoes
  • 50g Butter
  • Splash of Milk 
  • Handful of Grated Cheddar Cheese
  • Sliced Tomatoes (optional)

    Hob Method

    1. In a pan, fry the onion gently, in a little oil, to soften.

    2. Add the mince and fry until lightly brown.

    3. In a small bowl stir together 2 scoops of your Hacker Seasoning, Water, Brown Sauce and Worcestershire sauce and then pour over the meat.

    3. Place a lid on the pan and cook on a low heat for 1h30.

    4. Make the mash.

    4. Place the meat mix into a heat proof dish, top with mash and a generous sprinkle of cheddar cheese.

    5. Put under a grill until the cheese is melted and bubbling, then serve.

    Slow Cooker Method

    1. Fry the onion gently in a little oil to soften slightly.

    2. Brown the mince and add to a slow cooker along with the onions.

    3. Mix 2 scoops of your Hacker Seasoning, Water, Brown Sauce and Worcestershire sauce together and pour over the meat.

    4. Slow-cooker on low for 2 - 4 hours or high for 8 - 10 hours. 

    5.  Make the mash.  Spread on top of the meat with a generous sprinkle of cheese and serve.


    1. Peel potatoes and wash thoroughly. Cut each potato into equal sized pieces and add salted water. Boil the potatoes for 20-25 mins. Drain well and mash the potato with the butter and milk. 

    Hints & Tips

    1.  Thinly slice some tomatoes and place on top before grilling (hob method) 


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