Tonight I fancied pastry, and because my other half is on a night shift tonight I want to make something nice and filling for him.
My Dad used to make this for me and my sister when we were children, and i really enjoy recreating it.
To make this dish you will Need the following.
1 pack of shortcrust pastry. (Your if your feeling creative make your own.)
1 Packet of Lean Mince Beef.(weight depends on how many your cooking for)
1 Packet of Charlotte Potatoes
1 Packet of Carrots ( or 2 carrots, I’m just being lazy)
1 Bag of all purpose potatoes
1 Beef stock
Dash of Worcester sauce
1 tablespoon of Tomato puree
1 Bag of Green Beans
Start by Peeling the Charlotte potatoes, then cut them into cubes. Chop the Carrots into quarters. Place the carrots and potatoes in a saucepan and par boil.
Chop up the onions and add to a saucepan, add the mince and brown.
Once the Beef mince has browned add 1 Beef stock pot, Worcester sauce and tomato puree.
Once the carrots and potatoes have par boiled, drain them, reserving the water, add to the saucepan.
Add the reserved water and bring to the boil, then simmer for half an hour.
Now its time to prepare the pie dish. Roll out the shortcrust pastry, grease the pie dish with butter and line the pie dish with the pastry.
Drain the beef mince reserving the juices.
Add the beef mince mixture to the pie dish, then spoon some of the reserved juices on the top.
Roll out the rest of the pastry and make a lid for the pie.
Poke a couple of holes in the top, and put in a pre heated oven for 30 minutes gas mark 5.
Once pie is browned serve with boiled potatoes, beans and peas. Or any vegetables you desire.
Add some bisto gravy powder to reserved liquid to make a delicious gravy. And enjoy.