Menu
Beef & pickle pasties

Beef & pickle pasties

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(1 ratings)

Prep: 50 mins Cook: 1 hr, 5 mins Plus chilling

Easy

Makes 8
Bake pickle or chutney into traditional Cornish shortcrust pastry parcels to save serving on the side

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition per pasty

  • kcalories803
  • fat48g
  • saturates24g
  • carbs70g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre4g
  • protein21g
  • salt2.4g
Save to My Good Food
Please sign in or register to save recipes.

Ingredients

  • 500g pack beef skirt or chuck steak, finely chopped
  • 2 onion, chopped

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 medium potato, halved lengthways and sliced

    Potato

    po-tate-oh

    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 250g swede, diced

    Swede

    sw-ee-d

    A member of the cabbage family, the swede is often confused with the turnip, though they look…

  • 8 tbsp pickle

For the pastry

  • 200g butter, diced

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 100g lard, diced
  • 600g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 large egg, beaten with 2 tbsp milk

Compare prices

Want to see what this recipe costs at different supermarkets? Compare in one place here:

Method

  1. To make the pastry, rub the butter, lard and 1 tsp salt into the flour with your fingertips, or mix in a food processor. Blend in 8 tbsp cold water to make a firm dough. Cut into 8, cover with cling film and chill for 20 mins.

  2. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Mix together the beef, onions, potatoes, swede, 1 tbsp black pepper and 1 tsp salt. Roll out each piece of dough on a lightly floured surface to make a round about 20cm across. Use a plate or base of a cake tin to trim the shape.

  3. Pack an eighth of the beef mixture down the centre of each pastry round, leaving a margin at each end, then top with a good spoonful of pickle. Brush all round the edges of the pastry with some of the beaten egg, then carefully draw up the pastry on each side so that it meets at the top, and pinch together to seal.

  4. Lift the pasties onto 2 non-stick baking sheets, brush with egg and bake for 10 mins. Then reduce oven to 180C/ 160C fan/gas 4 and bake for a further 45-55 mins until golden.

Ads by Google

Comments, questions and tips

Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.

Comments (2)

jmsteele's picture

What is in these that makes them so high in calories?

swampoduck's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

I made these for a friend and they said they were really nice. Can be a bit sweet though if you put to much pickle! The prep can take a while, but they are very easy to put together.

Questions (0)

Unsure about the cooking time or want to swap an ingredient? Ask us your questions and we’ll try and help you as soon as possible. Or if you want to offer a solution to another user’s question, feel free to get involved…

Be the first to ask a question about this recipe…

Tips (0)

Got your own twist on this recipe? Or do you have suggestions for possible swaps and additions? We’d love to hear your ideas.

Be the first to suggest a tip for this recipe…

Skills & know how

As well as helping you decide what to cook we can also help you to cook it. From tips on cookery techniques to facts and information about health and nutrition, we’ve a wealth of foodie know how for you to explore.

About BBC Good Food

We’re all about good recipes, and about quality home cooking that everyone can enjoy. Whether you’re looking for some healthy inspiration or learning how to cook a decadent dessert, we’ve trustworthy guidance for all your foodie needs.

Our recipes

All our recipes are tested thoroughly by us to make sure they’re suitable for your kitchen at home. We know many of you are concerned about healthy eating, so we send them to a qualified nutritionist for thorough analysis too.

Tell us what you think…

Love the new look or think we’ve missed the mark? We want to hear your thoughts – good and bad – to make sure we make the new website as useful as possible.

Magazine

Subscribe to BBC Good Food magazine and get triple-tested recipes delivered to your door, every month.

Events

Discover the dates and details of all the BBC Good Food Shows.

On TV

See your favourite chefs on Sky Channel 247, Virgin TV 260 and find their recipes at goodfoodchannel.co.uk

Good Food Apps

Download the BBC Good Food Recipes, tips & cooking tools app and get good food on the go.