This has to be comfort food at its best. A perfect family meal!
Cooking time: 1 hour 15 minutes 2 celery sticks finely chopped 2 carrots, finely chopped 2 parsnips, finely chopped 2 cloves of garlic, peeled & finely chopped 10 sprigs fresh thyme leaves only A few splashes of Worcestershire sauce Salt & freshly ground pepper 1.5kg King Edward potatoes, peeled & chopped Salt & freshly ground pepper 75g mature cheddar, grated 1. Heat a large frying pan and then add a tablespoon of olive oil, add the mince in small batches until browned all over and set aside.
2. Now a tablespoon of olive oil to the frying pan and gently fry the onions, celery, carrots, parsnips, garlic and thyme for 5 minutes until softened. Add the tomato puree fry for one minute and then add the mince.
3. Deglaze the frying pan which you cooked the mince in with red wine, cook for 3-4 minutes until it has reduced by half.
4. Add the stock to the pan and let simmer for 45 minutes. Place the cornflour in a small bowl and add 2 tbsp liquid from the pan and mix through. Add to the pan with a few splashes of Worcestershire sauce and the frozen peas. Season to taste. 5. Preheat the oven at 200°C/180°C/Gas mark 6. 6. For the mash, place the potatoes in a pan of salted water bring to the boil and then simmer for 12-15 minutes. Drain the potatoes and the mash with a potato masher or ricer. Add the cream and butter and mix well until you have a smooth mash. 7. Put the mince into a baking dish and top with the mash and sprinkle over the grated cheese. Place in the oven for 20-30 minutes until the mash is golden brown. Serve by itself or with your favourite vegetables, enjoy!