Beef and cheese pie

A hearty pie for the whole family to enjoy.

  • 30 mins preparation
  • 40 mins cooking
  • Serves 6
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This hearty pie filled with beef mince and tasty cheese is sure to get the family at the table to dinner each night. Warm up on cold nights with pie!
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Beef and cheese pie
  • 1 1/2 sheets frozen shortcrust pastry
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 500 gram beef mince
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon plain flour
  • 1/2 cup beef stock
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup grated tasty cheese
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • parsley, to garnish


Beef and cheese pie
  • 1
    Preheat oven to moderate, 180°C. Lightly grease a 23cm-round 4cm-deep pie dish.
  • 2
    Line dish with shortcrust pastry, joining and trimming to fit. Chill 15 minutes. Bake blind 10 minutes. Remove paper and weights and bake a further 10 minutes.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, heat oil in a large frying pan on high. Cook mince for 4-5 minutes, until browned, breaking up with back of a spoon. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
  • 4
    In same pan, sauté onion and garlic for 3-4 minutes, until tender. Return beef to pan with paste. Cook, stirring, for 1-2 minutes.
  • 5
    In a bowl, whisk flour and 1/4 cup stock together. Add to pan with remaining stock and sauces. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium. Simmer for 8-10 minutes, until mixture thickens. Season to taste. Allow to cool.
  • 6
    Increase oven to very hot, 220°C. Spoon cooled mince mixture into pastry case. Sprinkle cheese over. Cover with puff pastry, trimming edges. Brush with egg and cut a cross in the centre, to allow steam to escape.
  • 7
    Bake for 15-20 minutes, until top is puffed and golden. Garnish with parsley and serve in wedge

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