Minced Beef and Onion PiePrep.Time: 20 mins
Cook.Time: 60 mins
Large Glass Roasting Dish
Ingredients500g/1.1lb Minced Beef
2 Red Onions
2 Cooking Onion
2-3 Cloves Garlic
500g Ready made Puff Pastry
2 Beef Stock Cubes
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
knob of butter or spread
1 egg (beaten)
4 tsp Gravy Browning
½ pint of hot water
1 tsp Thyme
½ tsp Mixed Herbs
MethodPre-heat oven to 200°c / 400°f / Gas Mark 6.
Peel and chop onions finely and fry in olive oil until soft.
Add finely chopped garlic, sauté for a few minutes.
Add mince and fry until browned.
Add stock cubes, pepper, and herbs and stir to coat all ingredients.
Add hot water, simmer for 10 minutes.
Peel and slice mushrooms and stir in to mince mixture.
Mix gravy browning with a little cold water and pour slowly into mince, stirring constantly.
When mixture is nice and thick, remove from heat and pour into glass roasting dish.
Roll out pastry to about ½cm / ¼" thickness, ensuring it will cover the dish.
Spread the knob of butter around the top edge of the glass dish to help the pastry stick.
Lay pastry over dish and push into corners.
Press all around the edge to seal.
Cut off excess pastry and use this to make decorations for the pie if you wish.
Brush pastry with beaten egg.
Cut a little air vent in centre of pie.
Bake in centre of oven for 40 minutes.
Serve with season vegetables or chips and beans.
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