Mother and Baby

Cosy cottage pie by Annabel Karmel

Section: Dinner ideas
  • Serves: 4
  • Preparation time: 20 minutes


1.  Pre-heat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas 6.

2.  Put the potatoes in a large pan, cover with water, then boil for 15-20 minutes until soft. Drain and mash with the butter and milk.

3.  Put the oil into a saucepan and fry the onion, carrot and celery for 5 minutes. Add the beef and fry until browned. Add the flour, and then blend in the stock, purée, thyme, Worcestershire sauce and bay leaf. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

4.  Remove the bay leaf and spoon the mixture into 4 ramekins (each approx. 10cm/4in diameter). Spread the mash on top and fork it over to create a pattern. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes until the meat is bubbling and the top is brown.


Suitable from 9 months

Suitable for freezing

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  • Author: Annabel Karmel Annabel Karmel
  • Job Title: Children's Food Expert

M&B's resident weaning expert Annabel Karmel has over 25 years of experience in children's nutrition and is a best-selling author... 45 cookbooks and counting! 

She even received an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for her outstanding work in the field of child nutrition. 

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