There’s nothing more comforting during Winter than eating a warm pie. So cure your Winter blues by recreating this Beef and Sweet Potato Cottage Pie from Mitsubishi Electric ambassador, Ed Halmagyi.

Serves: 4



1 brown onion, finely diced

2 sticks celery, finely diced

1 carrot, finely diced

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

3 cups sweet potato, diced

500 premium beef mince

1 Tbsp tomato paste

500ml beef stock

2 Tbsp parmesan cheese, grated

2 Tbsp dried Italian herbs

500ml beef stock



  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Sauté the onion, celery, carrot and garlic in extra virgin olive oil for 5 minutes in a medium saucepan, then set aside. Fry the mince in the same saucepan until browned, then return the onion mixture, pour into the tomato paste, stock and Italian herbs, then simmer for 45 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.


  1. Steam the sweet potatoes until tender, then purée until smooth. Season with salt and fold in the Spoon the beef filling into individual baking dishes, top with the sweet potato purée, then bake for 10 minutes.


*Note: All recipes can be found on Ed Halmagyi’s website, Fast Ed.


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