Slow cooker cottage pie filling - a look at the cooked filling

slow cooker cottage pie filling

Course Main Course
Keyword beef
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 300 g carrots
  • 2 large onions
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 250 g 5% mince
  • 1 tbsp thyme
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp brown sauce
  • 1 splash worcestershire sauce
  • 300 ml beef stock
  • 1/2 tbsp plain flour


  1. Throw it all in! Seriously. Add everything in except the flour.

  2. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6-8 hours. 

  3. 30-45 minutes before your filling is cooked add the flour, mixed with a little water to make a paste, as this will thicken your sauce.

  4. Once your filling is ready you can either top with mash, and cook on high for 1.5 hours, or you can move to the oven for 30 minutes. 

    I like to scrape the top of my mash with a fork, to get crispy edges, and cook for 30 minutes at Gas mark 6 (200C).