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Beef and potato pie

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Why not try this gorgeous meat and potato pie, perfect for a family meal or dinner party. Serve hot with mashed potatoes and peas.

Key Information

  • Prep:
  • Bake:
  • Serves:6
  • Skill level:medium

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Ingredients

For the filling

  • 1 1 Onion(s)
  • 2 2 Carrot(s) diced
  • 450g 16 oz Beef mince
  • 2tbsp 2tbsp Tomato ketchup
  • 1tbsp 1tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2tsp 2tsp Marmite
  • 1½tsp 1 .5tsp Plain white flour (we use Allinson) Plain white flour
  • ½tsp .5tsp Salt
  • Black pepper
  • 1 1 Baking potato(es) large, peeled and finely diced.
  • 150ml 5⅛ fl oz Water

For the pastry

  • 300g 10⅝ oz Plain white flour (we use Allinson) Plain white flour
  • Salt
  • 75g 2¾ oz Butter (unsalted)
  • 75g 2¾ oz Lard
  • 5tbsp 5tbsp Water
  • 1tbsp 1tbsp Milk

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The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    You will need a 20 cm square, shallow 4 cm deep cake tin.

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Dry fry the onion, carrots and beef together in a medium saucepan over a high heat until browned, then reduce the heat and add the tomato ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, Marmite, flour and seasoning.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 1 1 Onion(s)
    • 2 2 Carrot(s) diced
    • 450g 16 oz Beef mince
    • 2tbsp 2tbsp Tomato ketchup
    • 1tbsp 1tbsp Worcestershire sauce
    • 2tsp 2tsp Marmite
    • 1½tbsp 1 .5tbsp Plain white flour (we use Allinson) Plain white flour
    • ½tsp .5tsp Salt
    • Black pepper
  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Stir well and cook for 1 minute then add the diced potato, pour over 150ml water and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Allow to cool completely.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 1 1 Baking potato(es) large, peeled and finely diced.
    • 150ml 5⅛ fl oz Water
  4. Classic mode Step 4

    To make the pastry, place the flour in a bowl with a pinch of salt.

    Ingredients for this step

  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Cut the butter and lard into small pieces and rub into the flour with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 75g 2¾ oz Butter (unsalted)
    • 75g 2¾ oz Lard
  6. Classic mode Step 6

    Add 5 tbsp water and bring the mixture to a ball, adding a little more water if necessary. Chill for 30 minutes.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 5tbsp 5tbsp Water
  7. Classic mode Step 7

    Heat the oven to 200°C (fan 180°C, gas mark 6).

  8. Classic mode Step 8

    Dust a work surface with flour and roll out two thirds of the pastry to a square large enough to cover the base and sides of the cake tin.

  9. Classic mode Step 9

    Add the cooled filling ingredients, then roll out the remaining pastry for the lid.

  10. Classic mode Step 10

    Dampen the edge of the pastry then place the pastry lid on top of the pie and press the edges well to seal. Use a fork to pierce the top several times and brush with milk. Bake for 30 minutes until golden brown.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 1tbsp 1tbsp Milk