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March 5, 2014

Spicy Mexican Cottage Pie

Spicy Mexican Cottage Pie ~ a delicious spin on the everyday favorite!

Whether you call it Cottage Pie or Shepherds Pie - same thing and it definitely falls on my list of comfort foods { also the endless quick and easy list I have! }

I would normally make a simple, plain beef and vegetable pie with a mashed potato topping and that will be it - everyone is happy. But today I am sharing with you a more spicy Mexican Cottage Pie , full of flavor and just that little bit different.

Spicy Mexican Cottage Pie ~ a delicious spin on the everyday favorite!

You can serve this with any side you wish or as I did with a simple mixed salad consisting of lettuce, cucumber, fresh pineapple, small cherry tomatoes and some red onion.


4 - 6 Servings


2 TB Olive Oil
1 Onion, chopped
3 Carrots, peeled and grated
2 t Garlic, crushed
500g Lean Ground Beef
1 TB Cumin
2 t Dried Oregano
1/2 TB Paprika
1 - 2 Green Chilies, chopped finely
1 can (410g) Mexican Style Tomatoes
1 can Butter Beans, drained
Salt & Pepper, to taste

4 cups Cooked Mashed Potatoes


1.) Pre-heat the oven to 180 deg C (350 deg F) - spray a large oven dish with cooking oil.
2.) Heat the Oil and saute the Onion, Carrots and Garlic until soft - add the Beef and stir to loosen the meat - add the Cumin, Oregano, Paprika and Chilies - cook until the Beef is fully cooked.
3.) Add the Cans of Tomatoes and Beans - heat through and simmer until most of the liquid has reduced - season to taste with Salt and Pepper.
4.) Transfer the mixture to the prepared oven dish - top with the Mashed Potatoes and bake 20 minutes or until golden.
5.) Serve hot with a side or a salad.

Spicy Mexican Cottage Pie ~ a delicious spin on the everyday favorite!

My mixed salad - always delicious with spicy foods !


  1. That's a great twist, shepherds pie is a fave around here but so is Mexician food my lot would love this.

  2. Shepherd's pie is one of RancherMan's favorites, this looks delicious. I'll have to give this recipe a try. Thanks for sharing! (Visiting from Happiness Is Homemade Hop)

    ~Taylor-Made Ranch~
    Wolfe City, Texas

  3. Linda your topping on this pie is so perfect! Cheers from Carole's Chatter

  4. Sounds tasty :) thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays....

  5. Your Spicy Mexican Cottage Pie is a great idea. I love the combination for your recipe. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a great week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. I think I'd like this version with Mexican flavors more than the traditional. ..and I do like the traditional one!

  7. Gosh, this looks good, Linda- love the ingredients and spices you used! I'm so glad you brought it to Treasure Box Tuesday- Pinned and Tweeted! ♥

  8. Hello! I am featuring you on my Tasty Tuesday hop tomorrow! Make sure you come back over and grab a featured button and link up some more great recipes!

    Julia @ Mini Van Dreams

  9. I like your little tweak. Makes the shepherd's pie somewhat more interesting and tempting.
    Thanks for sharing it at Tasty Tuesday. I have pinned it and featuring it at Tasty Tuesday today.

  10. Congratulations!! Your recipe has been featured at Tasty Tuesdays 53 on my blog, Lori's Culinary Creations. Thank you for linking up such a delicious recipe.


  11. Oh, yum! This looks fantastic. My family would love to try this! Thanks for sharing your recipe with us and for linking up over at Tell it To Me Tuesday. We hope to see you linking up with us again next week!


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