Chili Cottage Pie
Tom Parker-Bowles' Home-Cooked Meal
Tom Parker-Bowles chili cottage pie makes a great home-cooked meal. He cooked up the dish for Good Morning America during the special London show.
Heat the olive oil and sweat the chillies to infuse in the oil for a couple of minutes. Add the onions and cook over a low heat until soft and brown (about 5 minutes).
2. Turn up the heat a little and add the mince in handfuls, stirring into the onion. When all the onion and beef is mixed together and browned, add the tomato puree and mix again. After a minute, pour in the consomme.
3. Add the Worcester sauce and Tabasco and stir. Turn the heat down, simmer and reduce for about 30 minutes. Keep tasting to make sure it is OK . As this is reducing, peel the potatoes and throw into a large pan of cold, salted water.
4. Bring to the boil and simmer until soft. Drain, put back in the pan and over the heat (to dry off any excess water). Add the butter, a splash of milk and mash.
5. Put the mince into a shallow baking dish and cover with the potato. Dot the potato with chunks of butter, season with salt and pepper and put into the oven at 375 degrees F. for 25 minutes. Serve with peas or small broad beans, drenched in butter. Serves 4 guests.
Courtesy of Tom Parker-Bowles, © 2002