Pre-heat the oven to 200 C. Heat a glug of olive oil in a large frying pan, then add the chopped vegetables.

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Sweat them for about 8 minutes until softened, and then add the mince, breaking it up with a wooden spoon. Fry for about 5 minutes until browned. Add the red wine and the stock and boil for 5 minutes. Then add the ketchup, tomato puree and tomatoes. Turn down the heat, cover and allow to simmer until the tomatoes have softened completely. Mash them into the mince with a fork and leave to simmer without a lid for about 45 minutes, or until the mince has nicely browned and most of the liquid has evaporated.

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Remove from the stove and spoon into 4 medium sized ramekin dishes. To make the mashed potatoes, boil until tender, drain and mash with a knob of butter. Season to your liking and spoon in equal amounts onto the mince. Dot with knobs of butter and place in the oven until nicely browned.

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Andy’s Sugar Safe® Tips

Whether you choose to use sweet potato or potato for the topping, the high protein and fibre content of this recipe will limit the impact on blood sugar levels.