Tall & Handsome and I really, really miss English food so I've done my best to learn a few of his favorite (or should that be favourite???) dishes ~ like Cottage Pie*.
Cottage Pie* made with Colman's pie mix is the easiest and tastiest English meat pie you will ever eat. I also happen to think it's the most authentic.
E-Z-P-Z: Brown 1# of ground mince (beef) with some chopped onion; drain; add Colman's [Cottage Pie] flavor packet and water; bring to boil. Pour mixture into baking dish and top with homemade mashed potatoes. Bake 30 minutes. Serve with Heinz baked beans. Drizzle thick, dark gravy made with Bisto over pie. Don't forget a bracing cup of tea to wash it all down!
(We prefer our Cottage Pie with beans, and any leftover pie with peas.)
*Cottage Pie is made with beef; Shepherd's Pie is made with lamb. Check your local British Food shop for Bisto; Heinz beans; and Colman's mixes.