Exposure Eats: Imani’s Jamaican corn beef cottage pie

August 25, 2021

Imani cooks Jamaican cottage pie

Imani’s delicious Caribbean take on a British staple

My parents are Jamaican and English. The reason I chose this Jamaican dish is because it’s easy and very, very filling. I hope you enjoy it.

1 tin corned beef
1 tbsp. all purpose seasoning
1 medium onion, finely sliced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tin sweetcorn, drained
1 pepper, finely sliced
2 tbsps. ketchup
1 tbsp. Worchester sauce
1 tsp. chilli powder
600g potatoes, peeled and chopped

Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees

Gently fry the onion, garlic and pepper in a frying pan with a little oil for five minutes

Next, add the corned beef and with a spoon break the meat down into a mince like mixture

Add the drained tin of sweetcorn then add the all purpose seasoning, ketchup, Worcester sauce
Place the peeled and chopped potatoes in a pan of boiling water and cook for 15-20 minutes, until soft ​

Place the meat mixture into an oven proof dish​

Drain the potatoes and mash with a little butter. Place the mash on top of the meat mixture, sprinkle over some salt and pepper and bake for 30 minutes​.

Imani’s Jaimaican corn beef cottage pie: delicious and easy as pie!

In response to the pandemic, BreadnButter has established an emergency food hub for Barnet and Edmonton, producing and distributing free Meal Kits. With help from Exposure, BreadnButter has launched an accompanying YouTube channel – run by local youth – showing how to make the meals.

For more details of the project contact enquiries @ breadnbutter.org.uk.

In partnership with BreadnButter, a social enterprise that teaches the basic life skills of cooking and sustainable healthy independent living.