Sausage, Bean & Mashed Potato ‘Cowboy Pie’ Recipe

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This sausage and bean mashed potato pie recipe makes for a delicious comfort food dish.

Also known as a ‘cowboy pie’ this recipe makes for a cheap and easy meal that will feed 4-6 people.

Needing just basic ingredients, this simple recipe will take 45 minutes to an hour.


To make 4 servings

  • 4-5 medium potatoesAbout 800g. Alternatively you can use frozen or ready made mash
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and choppedMore or less to taste
  • 1 large onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 chopped chilli (optional)More or less to taste
  • 2 tins baked beansOr other tins of beans
  • 1 teaspoon tomato puree
  • 2 tablespoons BBQ sauce
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Grated cheese (optional)
  • Salt, pepper and other seasoning to taste

How to make easy Sausage, Bean & Mashed Potato ‘Cowboy Pie’:

  1. Start by making your mash. You can use frozen or instant mash – just make per pack instructions. Alternatively, peel and chop 4-5 medium potatoes (around 800-900g in total). Boil in water until soft all the way through (around 15-20 minutes). Mash together with a generous knob of butter and splash of milk or cream. Season with salt & pepper to taste.
  2. Cook the sausages under the grill.
  3. Heat a little oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat.
  4. Add the chopped onion, garlic and optionally chilli an cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Add in the paprika and stir for 30 seconds.
  6. Stir through the tomato purée for 30 seconds.
  7. Add in the tins of beans.
  8. Cut up the sausages into bite-size pieces and add them to the pan.
  9. Squeeze in the BBQ sauce, mix well and season to taste.
  10. Spoon the sausage & bean mixture into a large baking dish and top with the mashed potatoes.
  11. Optionally top with grated cheese.
  12. Cook under the grill until the top is crispy and cheese has melted.

This recipe was inspired by Tesco’s Cowboy pie and our own cowboy hotpot recipe.