Cottage Pie

6 main servings.  Not sure about timings or whether to start cooking potatoes first.  I like the carrots to be slightly firm, and not flavouring the meat too much.  However, the herb flavour, etc, needs to develop.

1½ lb Fairly lean mince
2 lg Onion, chopped quite finely
Carrots, med, sliced
½-1 t Dried herbs, eg thyme
3 T Worcestershire sauce
3/4 pt Meat stock, or substitute
2 T Flour

Potato topping
2-2½ lb Potatoes
½-1 t Dried herbs (opt)
4-6 T Butter
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