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Minced Beef and Cabbage Pie

Minced Beef and Cabbage Pie is a whole meal in one dish, even down the gravy. A while back I was sent a fantastic cookbook from 'Abel and Cole'.

Minced Beef and Cabbage Pie.

Yesterday I fancied making it, in the book, it's called Beef and Pointed Cabbage Pie.

Pointed or sweetheart are the same type of cabbage, I fancy you can use any cabbage you like the look of.

Mixture for minced beef and cabbage pie in a frying pan.

Nothing else needed - just a big plate and of course, a knife and fork 😋

Minced beef and cabbage pie.
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Mains, Dinner, Beef,
Yield: 4
Author: Jan Bennett
Minced Beef and Cabbage Pie

Minced Beef and Cabbage Pie

A whole meal in one dish, even down the gravy. Recipe from a cookbook by 'Abel and Cole'.
Prep time: 20 MinCook time: 50 MinTotal time: 1 H & 10 M


  • vegetable oil
  • 500g minced beef - good quality - low fat
  • 1 large onion - small dice
  • 3 fat garlic cloves - chopped
  • ½ of a pointed or sweetheart cabbage - washed and sliced
  • 1 x 400g tin tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons of tomato puree
  • make up 200ml of beef stock from a Knorr stock cube
  • 75ml red wine
  • a good few splashes of Worcestershire sauce
  • a good splash of Tabasco sauce salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • a good handful of grated cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat your oven to 220°C/425°F/Gas7
  2. Make enough mashed potato to cover the dish you will be using and set it aside.
  3. Heat a little oil in a large frying pan. Add the beef, onion and garlic and fry until the onion is translucent and soft. You don't want the onion browned but it needs to be nice and soft.
  4. Now add the shredded cabbage and stir for a few minutes until it wilts down. Throw in the tomatoes including the juice, the tomato puree, 100ml of the beef stock and the wine.
  5. **Please note: if you don't want to add any wine then you will need 175ml of stock instead.
  6. Stir it through and bring it to a simmer. Season with salt and pepper and add the Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco and simmer for about 15 minutes.
  7. Give it a taste to be sure you don't want anything else you fancy in the way of seasoning. You shouldn't need to thicken it but if you must then use a teeny bit of cornflour.
  8. Remember this dish is everything you need including the gravy!
  9. Tip the lot into a suitable size baking dish and top with the mashed potato and then the grated cheese.
  10. Bake uncovered in your preheated oven for about 25 minutes until the top is golden and it is heated through.
  11. You can put it under the grill for a few minutes if you want the topping extra crispy.


  1. Your pie looks great Jan!! I love that Abel and Cole book. I don't use it near enough! Have you heard of the book, It's Raining Plums? It's full of great seasonal recipes!

  2. This sounds like one fine pie! Perfect for the cooler weather than should be upon us ANY DAY NOW (Still in the high 80's F in FL...UGH).

  3. This sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing :)

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