Cottage Pie with Guinness Gravy

Cottage Pie with Guinness Gravy

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: irish
Servings: 4 people


  • olive oil for suateeing
  • 2 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 large carrot chopped fine
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 750 g ground beef
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 can guinness
  • 1 cube beef bouillon
  • 3 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 3 sprig thyme
  • 2 large bay leaf dried
  • 1.5 kg russet potato chopped
  • 3 tbsp butter


  • In a large pot heat some olive oil then saute the onions and garlic til fragrant, about 1 minute
  • Add the carrots and celery and cook another 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add the beef and cook til brown, breaking up with a wooden spoon.
  • Add the beer, bouillon, worchestershire sauce, thyme and bay leaves. Bring to a simmer on high heat then reduce to medium and simmer for 20-30 minutes. Stirring occasionally.
  • preheat oven to 350F
  • Add potatoes to a pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and boil covered for at least 20 minutes until soft.
  • Strain the potatoes, return them to their pot. Add butter and salt and pepper to taste then mash roughly.
  • Add the meat to a large, deep baking dish. Top with potatoes and then use a fork to evenly spread the potatoes over the meat. Bake in the oven at 350F for 25-30 minutes. Remove from oven and rest 5 minutes before serving.