Beef pie with crisp potato crust

Beef pie with crisp potato crust

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Ready in 2 hrs 40 mins

Easy

Serves 4
A classic recipe with a contemporary twist, beef pie with crisp potato crust

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal386
  • fat19g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs21g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre2g
  • protein30g
  • salt0.66g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 500g beef braising steak, cut into chunks
    Beef

    Beef

    bee-f

    The classic cut of meat for a British Sunday roast, beef is full of flavour, as well as being a…

  • 1 onion, roughly chopped
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

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

  • 250g pack oyster mushrooms, sliced if large
    Mushroom

    Mushroom

    mush-room

    The mushroom is a fungus which comes in a wide range of varieties that belong to two distinct…

  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp flour
    Flour

    Flour

    fl-ow-er

    Flour is a powdery ingredient usually made from grinding wheat, maize, rye, barley or rice. As…

  • 100ml red wine
  • 200ml hot beef stock, from a cube
  • 350g potato, peeled
    Potato

    Potato

    po-tate-oh

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

  • 25g butter, chopped into small pieces
    Butter

    Butter

    butt-err

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

Method

  1. Heat oil in a non-stick pan over a high heat. Add beef and cook for 10 mins until browned all over, then remove from pan. Cook onion for 7 mins until softened. Stir through mushrooms, then cook for 3 mins more until golden. Stir in tomato paste and flour and cook for 1 min more. Pour in wine and beef stock, bring to a simmer. Add beef back to pan. Cook, uncovered, over a gentle heat for around 2 hrs until meat is really tender, topping up with water if needed. Pour mixture into a 2 litre baking dish.

  2. Heat oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5 and bring a pan of lightly salted water to the boil. Cook the potatoes for 10 mins until beginning to soften. Cool under a running tap, then coarsely grate. Sprinkle over the beef and dot with butter. Pop in the oven and cook for 30 mins until the crust is nice and crispy.

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kaza65
7th Nov, 2007
5.05
This has become a firm family favorite although I have made some small changes! I use fry light to fry off the beef, and omit the flour, sometimes I also swap the mushrooms for carrots. I do not add the potatoe topping instead I serve with a parsnip mash - (1/2 pots to 1/2 parsnip), just another way of getting more veg into the kids! I always serve with steamed broccoli - everyone loves the way the thick sauce seeps into and is held in the broccoli florets!
kaza65
7th Nov, 2007
5.05
This has become a firm family favorite although I have made some small changes! I use fry light to fry off the beef, and omit the flour, sometimes I also swap the mushrooms for carrots. I do not add the potatoe topping instead I serve with a parsnip mash - (1/2 pots to 1/2 parsnip), just another way of getting more veg into the kids! I always serve with steamed broccoli - everyone loves the way the thick sauce seeps into and is held in the broccoli florets!

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