Phil Vickery serves up cottage pie with a twist with a seasonal swede and sweet potato mash topping for the weekend on This Morning.
The ingredients are: 500g minced lamb, 2 small onions, very finely chopped, 1 large carrot, roughly chopped not too large, 2 tsp dried thyme, 600mls lamb or beef stock, 100g red lentils, 4 tbsp flour, 2 heaped tbsp soft butter, 300g potatoes, peeled and chopped, 400g sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped, 50g butter, salt and black pepper.
To prepare the pie, place the lamb, onions, carrot, thyme, stock and lentil into a saucepan.
Bring to the boil and simmer for 35-40 minutes or until the lentils and carrots are cooked.
Meanwhile, mix the soft butter and flour together well.
Boil the two potatoes together until very soft, then mash adding the butter salt and pepper. Once the mince is cooked, turn down to a simmer and mix the soft flour and butter together.
Beat in enough of the butter/flour mix until the mince thickens, then bring to the boil. The mix needs to be fairly thick.
Pour into a casserole dish and cool. Once cooled, pile on the mash evenly.
Pre heat an oven to 200C gas 6 and bake for 25 minutes to brown nicely and warm through.