Cottage Pie with Potato Gnocchi
Serving Size: Serves 1
125g potato gnocchi
1/4 cup grated tasty cheese
fresh snipped chives, to garnish
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 eshallot onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 small zucchini, grated
1 small carrot, grated
2 fresh bay leaves
250g beef mince
1 tablespoon plain flour
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
3/4 cup beef stock
salt and pepper, to taste
Pre-heat oven at 220°C/200°C fan-forced.
Cook gnocchi in a pot filled with plenty of boiling salted water. As soon as gnocchi has risen to surface of the boiling water, rinse under cold water and drain well. Toss in a little oil to prevent sticking.
To make filling, heat oil in a large frying pan. Add onion, garlic, zucchini, carrot and bay leaves, cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until softened. Add mince, cook until browned all over. Stir in flour, tomato paste and then Worcestershire sauce until well combined. Gradually stir in stock, bring to boil and then cook over a med-high heat, uncovered for 5 minutes or until thickened. Season with salt and pepper.
Spoon into an oven-proof dish (approximately 300ml capacity). Top with gnocchi and cheese.
Cook for 15 minutes or until cheese has melted and mixture is bubbling.
Serve garnished with chives.