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Cottage Pie

Here is another tasty meal from our friends at Fresh City Farms - the unique grocery and meal service with local, organic, seasonal and wild ingredients. The creamy mashed potatoes and tuscan seasoning with the ground beef in this cottage pie will be sure to warm you up on a cold day! Use the Lucky Iron Fish to add a boost of iron when simmering the seasoning. 

Prep Time: 15min.     Total Time: 1 hr.      Servings: 2 servings


  • 1 Lucky Iron Fish
  • 2 medium potatoes, quartered
  • 1-2 medium carrots, diced
  • 1/2 small onion, diced
  • 1-2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup (225 g) ground beef
  • 1 vegetable bouillon cube
  • 1/4 cup green peas
  • Tuscan spice mix (sage, rosemary, garlic powder)


  • Preheat oven to 400°F
  • Add potatoes to a medium pot of cold water and bring to a boil
  • Add 1⁄2 tsp. of salt. Reduce to medium heat and cook until tender, 10-15 minutes
  • Drain the potatoes, reserving 1⁄2 cup of the cooking water in a small bowl
  • Return the potatoes to the pot and cook over low heat for a minute to remove excess water
  • Mash with a fork, or a potato masher, adding 1⁄4 cup cooking water along with 1.5 tablespoon butter and 1⁄4 cup yogurt. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Beat with a wooden spoon until fluffy
  • Prepare the vegetables and beef by heating 1 tbsp. of oil in an oven-safe skillet over medium-low
  • Once hot, add the onion, carrot, and celery. Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 15 minutes.
  • Increase the heat to medium and add the ground beef. Cook for about 10 minutes, stirring and breaking it up with a wooden spoon, stirring for even coloration
  • While beef is cooking, mix the remaining 1⁄4 cup of cooking water with bouillon cube. Whisk until well mixed. Add Lucky Iron Fish. 
  • Add the stock, green peas, Tuscan Spice Mix, and pepper
  • Reduce the heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 5-10 minutes. Remove Lucky Iron Fish (wash & dry), and allow the meat to cool slightly
  • Arrange pie by spreading the meat and vegetables evenly along the bottom of the oven-safe skillet
  • Spread the mashed potatoes over the top
  • Chop the remaining 1⁄2 tbsp butter into small pieces and scatter over the top
  • Bake in the preheated oven until browned and heated all the way through, 30-35 minutes
  • Allow to cool slightly before serving