Steak pies

One of Frankie’s favourite meals is pie, mash & vegetables but I resent buying full pies and wasting half on him because they’re too big so I decided to give making them from scratch ago (not the pastry that I didn’t attempt!). I didn’t follow a recipe, I had leftover mince from my own dinner so I bought some pre-chopped vegetables and pastry to bake my own mini-pies for Frankie & the below makes 12 small pies which I will freeze and cook for him and cook from frozen for about 20-30 minutes.

They definitely aren’t the best looking pies (I ran low on pastry so I made do and I definitely didn’t set the edges that well) but practise makes perfect and Frankie had two tonight which both went down a treat so go Mumma!

Here’s hoping next time the batch comes out better looking!

Shopping List:-

  • 300g of mince (3/4 of a 500g pack roughly)
  • Pack of pre-chopped veg or x1 onion x1 carrot *any vegetable, peas, corn etc.
  • Ready rolled puff pastry
  • Beef stock cubes
  • *optional* Tomato Puree 
  • *optional* Worcestershire Sauce
  • Plain flour

How To:-

  1. Brown the mince
  2. Chop the vegetables/add veg
  3. Add tbsp. plain flour to thicken up
  4. Add 300ml of stock – two cubes
  5. Add tbsp. tomato purée
  6. Add tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  7. Give it a good stir then simmer for 5-10 minutes
  8. Sprinkle a good load of flour on your hands and worktop
  9. Unroll the pastry
  10. Use a cup to measure out 12 circles for the pie bases
  11. Grease the baking tray with butter (I used a Yorkshire pudding/cake tin
  12. Place in each circle ensuring it is deep enough to re-seal the tops
  13. Scoop a spoonful of the pie mix into each case
  14. Using the rest of the pastry (or other roll) cut another 12 circles of pastry
  15. Pinch each circle on top of the mix meeting the sides to fully enclose the mixture
  16. Use a fork to blend the edges
  17. Whisk an egg and brush over each pie to help bake
  18. Cook for 20 minutes on 200c

If you have remaining mixture, make a small shepherds pie or make another pie with any left over pastry.

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