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Turkey Mince Pie

By kt_grady (GoodFood Community)
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  • Serves 4
A deliciously peppery and hearty alternative to Shepherd's Pie.This recipe will probably serve 4 people but I find it so tasty that it usually only stretches to three!
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Ingredients

Filling

  • Turkey thigh mince (500g pack)
  • Olive oil (3 - 4 tbsp)
  • Celery (1 large stalk finely diced plus the inside leaves loosely chopped)
  • One medium white onion (finely diced)
  • Chicken stock (minimum of 250mls)
  • Frozen Sweetcorn (approx 50g)
  • Dry white wine (1/2 a small glass)
  • Cornflour (1tbsp mixed with a little water)
  • Salt and pepper (white and black)

Topping

  • Turkey thigh mince (500g pack)
  • Olive oil (3 - 4 tbsp)
  • Celery (1 large stalk finely diced plus the inside leaves loosely chopped)
  • One medium white onion (finely diced)
  • Chicken stock (minimum of 250mls)
  • Frozen Sweetcorn (approx 50g)
  • Dry white wine (1/2 a small glass)
  • Cornflour (1tbsp mixed with a little water)
  • Salt and pepper (white and black)
  • Potatoes for mashing - Maris Piper or King Edward (600g)
  • Butter (30g)
  • Single cream (1 tbsp)
  • Grated cheese (cheddar or Double Gloucester)
  • Salt and pepper

Method

  • STEP 1
    Peel and chop the spuds and boil them in salted water for approx 16 minutes until soft enough to mash. Drain well and allow to dry out over a very low heat for a minute, shaking the pan occasionally to stop them burning. Turn off the heat, add butter, cream and seasoning and mash until smooth and creamy. Set aside to cool
  • STEP 2
    Heat a large lidded pan and add a tablespoon of olive oil. When the oil is hot add the meat. Season well with salt and white and black pepper. Fry until the meat has changed colour and some of its liquid has cooked away. Set aside with any remaining liquid (if all the liquid cooks off that's fine but I usually find that Turkey mince holds a lot of moisture and I don't usually have the patience to cook it all off)
  • STEP 3
    Reheat the same pan and add the remaining olive oil. Once this is hot add in the diced onion and turn down the heat. Cook the onion gently for a few minutes and then add the diced celery stalk. Cook gently for approx 10 minutes until the veg has softened but not browned. Now add the meat back to the pan and turn the heat back up. Once everything is starting to bubble again add in the white wine and cook on high heat to reduce the wine, then add your stock. If you like lots of gravy you can add more stock at this point. Cook on high heat for a few minutes and then add in the sweetcorn and the chopped celery leaves. As soon as the gravy start to bubble again thicken with the cornflour to the consistency of your preference. Now turn the heat right down, place the lid on the pad and simmer for about 10 minutes.
  • STEP 4
    Transfer the pie filling to a casserole pot and allow to cool for about 20 minutes before adding the mashed potato (if you add the potato whilst the filling is hot it will start to melt into the filling). At this point, if you want you can cool the pie and set it aside in the fridge until you want to cook it. Finally, preheat your oven to 180C. Place the casserole pot onto a baking tray, sprinkle on a generous portion of cheese and bake for 45 minutes to an hour until the cheese is crispy and bubbling and the pie is hot throughout. Serve with lots of green veg and carrots...Yum!!!
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