Minced Beef Pie Recipe

Minced Beef Pie Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 4

100 g/4 oz/0.5 cup butter or margarine

1 onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, chopped
450 g/1 lb minced (ground) beef

100 g/4 oz/1 cup plain (all-purpose) flour
300 ml/0.5 pt/1.25 cups Beef Stock
2.5 ml/0.5 tsp thyme
2.5 ml/0.5 tsp rosemary
2.5 ml/0.5 tsp grated nutmeg
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

100 g/4 oz/1 cup Cheddar cheese, grated

Method :

Melt 25 g/1 oz/2 tbsp of the butter or margarine and fry (saute) the onion and garlic until soft, then add the meat and fry until browned. Stir in 15 ml/1 tbsp of the flour and cook for 1 minute, then stir in the stock, thyme, rosemary and nutmeg and season to taste. Simmer for 5 minutes, then transfer to an ovenproof dish. Rub 50 g/2 oz/0.25 cup of the remaining butter or margarine into the remaining flour, then stir in the cheese. Spread the mixture on top of the mince and dot with the remaining butter. Bake in a preheated oven at 180C/350F/gas mark 4 for 45 minutes until golden brown and crispy.

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