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Beef pie with crisp potato crust

Beef pie with crisp potato crust

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
    • Ready in 2 hrs 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

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

  • Freezable
Nutrition: per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal386
fat19g
saturates8g
carbs21g
sugars0g
fibre2g
protein30g
low insalt0.66g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 500g beef braising steak, cut into chunks
  • 1 onion , roughly chopped
  • 250g pack oyster mushrooms , sliced if large
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 100ml red wine
  • 200ml hot beef stock , from a cube
  • 350g potato , peeled
  • 25g butter , chopped into small pieces

Method

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 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.

RECIPE TIPS
MAKING IT VEGETARIAN

For a vegetarian version, use red peppers, grilled courgettes and some SunBlush tomatoes instead of the beef.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2005

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