Family Meat Pie

Prep Time
Cook Time
3h 15m
Ready In

"From recipe+ August'16."

Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (448.1 g)
  • Calories 635
  • Total Fat - 39.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 15 g
  • Cholesterol - 201.9 mg
  • Sodium - 175.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 29.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.7 g
  • Sugars - 6.7 g
  • Protein - 40.3 g
  • Calcium - 98.1 mg
  • Iron - 5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 15 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Combine beef and flour in a bowl.

Step 2

Heat oil in a saucepan over moderate heat and cook beef, in batches for 3 minutes or until browned and transfer to a heatproof plate.

Step 3

Add onion, garlic, carrot and parsnips to pan and cook and stir for 4 minutes or until onion is soft and then add tomato paste, crumbled stock cubes and boiling water and bring to the boil.

Step 4

Return beef to the pan and reduce heat, simmer, covered for 1 hour and then add potato and simmer, covered for a further 45 minutes or until beef and potato are tender and stir in thyme and cool for 15 minutes.

Step 5

Preheat oven to 180C/160C fan forced.

Step 6

Spoon beef mixture into a 2.5 litre (10 cup) rectangular ovenproof dish.

Step 7

Roll pastry out between sheets of baking paper until 5mm thick and large enough to fit over dish.

Step 8

Brush edge of dish with egg, top with pastry and trim any excess pastry, press edges to seal,

Step 9

Using a small, sharp knife, cut 6 slits approximately 3cm long into top (this will allow steam to escape),

Step 10

Re-roll remaining pastry until about 5mm thick and using a leaf shaped cook cutter, cut leaves from pastry and decorate top of pie with leaves and brush with remaining egg.

Step 11

Bake for 50 minutes or until pastry is golden brown.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.