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Suet Crusted Beef & Onion Pie

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10 Reviews

Total Time
1h 5m
Prep Time
Bake Time
Serves 6
Serves 6

About the bake

This filling and comforting Suet Crusted Beef & Onion Pie has a rich minced beef filling and a light and fluffy suet crust on top. Its a wonderful winter warmer and simple to make too.

12 ingredients3 steps


    1. Step 1

      Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan, gas mark 4).

    2. Step 2

      Dry fry the mince and onion in a saucepan for about 10 minutes until browned. Sprinkle over the flour and stir well. Add the diced carrot, stock and worcestershire sauce. Bring to the boil and simmer for 10 mins. Place the mixture into a baking dish.

    3. Step 3

      To make the suet crust topping, place the flour, cornflour and suet in a mixing bowl, then stir in the mustard powder and herbs. Add plenty of salt and pepper. Gradually stir in the milk to form a thick batter, Pour over the meat and bake for 30-35 mins until golden brown and risen. Serve with vegetables.


    • For the filling

      • 500gBeef mince (lean) 
      • 1Onion(s) (finely chopped) 
      • 1 tbspAllinson's Plain White Flour 
      • 1Carrot(s) (finely diced) 
      • 300mlBeef stock 
      • 1 tbspWorcestershire sauce 
    • For the suet topping

      • 225gAllinson's Self Raising Flour 
      • 25gCornflour 
      • 75gSuet (shredded) 
      • 0.5 tspMustard powder 
      • 1 tspRosemary leaves (or thyme, freshly chopped) 
      • 300mlMilk (whole) 


    • Saucepan
    • Baking dish
    • Mixing bowl

    10 Baker Ratings

    Super yummy, and very budget friendly

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    A total hit the pastry was lovely took me back to how my mother used to make a mince beef pie

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