Beefy mushroom pies with black pepper pastry

Piping-hot hearty beef pies are the ultimate in comfort food.
4 Item
1H 45M



1.Line 4 individual pie dishes with the pastry, allowing a disc for each lid. Chill until required.
2.Heat the oil in a medium saucepan and saute the onion, garlic, beef and thyme for 4-5 minutes until coloured.
3.Add the mushrooms and stock, then simmer, covered, for 30-40 minutes until the meat is tender.
4.Remove the lid and stir in the combined soup mix and cornflour, simmering for 4-5 minutes until thick and saucy. Set the mixture aside to cool for at least 30 minutes.
5.Spoon about 3 tablespoons of the beef mixture into each lined pie dish – they should be about two-thirds full.
6.Brush the edges of the pastry with the egg wash, then seal with a pastry lid. Brush the top of the pie with beaten egg and sprinkle with thyme and cracked pepper.
7.Bake on a tray for 20-25 minutes until golden brown and puffed.

This may be the ultimate comfort food with its flaky golden pastry and rich beefy filling. You could also add diced kidneys if you’re a fan! To make the filling even more intense, just add 1-2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce. Make sure you use a dried soup mix such as a Maggi one – this helps to thicken and season the pies.


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