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Corned Beef Pie Recipe

Corned beef and baked bean pie

Corned beef pie is especially good if you add baked beans, cheap and easy dinner and the kids will love it, especially if you add baked beans into the pie. It's kinda like cowboy pie.

Corned beef and baked bean pie on a plate. Corned beef pie recipe.

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When I was a kid I was a very fussy eater, a bit strange seeing as I can now eat for England. Always hungry am I, and I'll now eat 'almost' anything going.

My mate Jacky's mum Doreen used to make corned beef and baked bean pie and I would eat that and I loved it.

Corned beef is still relatively cheap and you can also use it to make corned beef hash.

When I went there I sometimes stayed overnight and me and Jacky would chat all night long and hardly slept at all.

By the way, Doreen isn't an actual aunt of mine, she and my mum are really good friends and have been since they were kids. I just always called her aunt, as you do when you're a kid.

The only other thing I would eat was Bird's Eye cod balls with chips, yes indeed that's what they were called!

Pieces of cod in a batter that was round in shape, so cod balls are what they were called.

Errr before you ask - no, they probably don't sell them anymore with a name like that! 😀

Actually, I've just Googled it and it looks like they changed the name to Crispy Fish Bites, but they've made them an oval shape rather than round like a ball!

Recipe Top Tip!

Just a quick word this is one of those recipes that really does need a beef OXO cube, nothing else will do!

Ingredients in this recipe

  • 2 x 500g ready-made pastry - shortcrust
  • 330g tin of corned beef
  • 415g tin of Heinz baked beans
  • 1 small onion - very thinly sliced
  • 1 OXO stock cube - beef
  • a little milk


a shallow pie dish

pastry brush

Corned beef pie recipe.

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Yield: 4
Author: Jan Bennett
Corned Beef Pie Recipe with Baked Beans

Corned Beef Pie Recipe with Baked Beans

With a tin of corned beef and a tin of baked beans, you can make a relatively cheap and filling meal when served with mash.
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 40 MinTotal time: 50 Min


  • 2 x 500g ready-made pastry - shortcrust
  • 330g tin of corned beef
  • 415g tin of Heinz baked beans
  • 1 small onion - very thinly sliced
  • 1 OXO cube - beef
  • a little milk


Preheat your oven to 200°c/400°f or Gas 6
  1. Roll each of your pastry blocks out to about 4mm thick - one to cover the bottom and one to cover the top of a shallow pie dish.
  2. Now leave the pastry to rest for about five minutes and it won't shrink so much when it's cooking.
  3. Lightly butter the pie dish and cover the bottom with one sheet of the pastry. Mines about 25cm (10 inches) round. Trim the pastry around the dish.
  4. Tip the corned beef into a bowl and mash with a fork and then spoon it into the pie dish.
  5. Now evenly pour the whole tin of baked beans over - including the juice; don't buy cheap ones or there will be too much juice and your pie will be horrid.
  6. Sprinkle the very thinly sliced onions on top of the corned beef and crumble a beef OXO cube very finely over the top of that.
  7. Wet the edge of the pastry and cover with the other sheet - pressing down with a fork to seal it all around.
  8. Trim the excess pastry off and make a little hole in the middle of the pie.
  9. Brush with milk and pop it in the oven for about 35 to 40 minutes.
  10. Serve with mashed potato and you can make a bit of gravy if you fancy it.
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  1. No wonder you have fond memories of this aunt. Her pie looks simply outstanding

  2. I was also a fussy eater but now will eat for Britain! This pie looks yummy.


  3. This looks such a tasty pie - perfect comfort food. x

  4. Our tastes really do change as we get older. This sounds delish Jan:D

  5. Oh yes - nostalgia fest! I was hooked on this too. Wednesday night classic - first helping before dashing off to cubs, second helpings afterwards with Knightrider - that was real living!

    My great aunt's version was with mash on top rather than pastry. Oh and cheese on top the mash too - everything's better with cheese. Makes great camping food - was one of the first things I made as the Scout camp cook. Also one of the most popular things when we were camping last yr too. A tin of corned beef is a store cupboard essential.

  6. I've made a version to this before but was with sausagemeat in, very tasty too! Though the OH loves corned beef so this would be a winner for him!


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