Friday, January 16, 2009

Pea and potato topped beef pies

Pea and potato topped beef pies
Makes 6

* 1 tablespoon olive oil
* 1 brown onion, finely chopped
* 500g lean beef mince
* 1/2 cup beef stock
* 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce
* 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
* 2 tablespoons cornflour
* 4 sheets shortcrust pastry
* 600g Desiree potatoes, peeled, cubed
* 3/4 cup hot milk
* 40g butter
* 1 tablespoon Gravox Traditional Gravy Mix
* 1 cup boiling water
* 1 1/2 cups frozen peas, cooked

1. Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add onion. Cook for 3 minutes or until softened. Add mince. Increase heat to high. Cook, stirring with a wooden spoon, for 4 minutes or until browned.
2. Combine stock, sauces, cornflour, and salt and pepper. Stir into mince mixture. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium. Simmer for 5 minutes. Cool completely.
3. Place a baking tray into oven. Preheat oven and tray to 200°C. Grease a 6 x 3/4-cup capacity Texas muffin pan. Cut 6 x 12cm (diameter) circles from 2 1/2 pastry sheets. Use to line muffin holes. Spoon cooled mince mixture into muffin holes. Cut 6 x 8cm (diameter) circles from remaining pastry. Use to cover pies. Brush with water. Fold sides of pastry over lids. Press to seal.
4. Place muffin pan onto hot tray. Bake for 20 minutes or until pies are golden. Stand in pan for 5 minutes. Turn onto a wire rack.
5. Place potatoes into a saucepan. Cover with cold water. Bring to the boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium. Cook for 20 minutes or until tender. Drain. Add milk and butter. Mash until smooth.
6. Combine gravy mix and boiling water in a jug. Mix until well combined.
7. Spoon potato on top of each pie. Top with peas. Drizzle with gravy. Serve.

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Recipe by Dixie Elliott


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