Cottage jackets


½ stick celery
1 leek
4 baking potatoes
450g lean minced beef
425g can baked beans
2 x 15ml spoon tomato ketchup
1 x 5ml spoon chilli or curry powder
100g canned or frozen sweetcorn



Vegetable knife, chopping board, fork, frying pan, mixing spoon, can opener, plate.


1. Prepare the vegetables:
• wash and thinly slice the celery;
• wash and thinly slice the leek;
• wash and pierce the potatoes several times.
2. Dry fry the lean minced beef with the leek and celery for 3-4 minutes until browned.
3. Add the baked beans, tomato ketchup, chilli (or curry powder) and sweetcorn. Simmer for 5-10 minutes.
4. Cook the potatoes in a microwave oven for approximately 10 minutes (microwave times may vary).
5. When cooked, slit the potatoes open. Be careful, the potatoes will be hot.
6. Serve the mince piled into the potatoes.

Top tips:

• The filling can also be used with flour tortilla wraps and served with coleslaw and salad.
• Try a little grated low fat cheese sprinkled on top.


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Food skills:

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Cut, Chop, Slice, Dice & Trim
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Fry & Sauté
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