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Minced Beef and Onion Pie

You will love this minced beef and onion pie recipe

Do you ever feel the need to eat mashed potatoes, or is it just me? Mash is nice at any time I think and is proper comfort food.

Minced beef and onion pie on a serving plate.
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But in order to be fed properly, you need something to go with your mashed potatoes, of course, a nice pie springs to mind.

Minced Beef Pie Recipe

This is a copycat Marks and Spencer Gastropub minced beef pie, so it's not just a minced beef and onion pie!

Scrummy yummy flaky puff pastry, and inside? Minced beef, red wine, onions, peas, oregano, rosemary and a dollop of Colman's English mustard, totally delicious!

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Yield: 2-3
Author: Jan Bennett
Minced Beef and Onion Pie

Minced Beef and Onion Pie

Scrummy yummy flaky puff pastry. What's inside? Minced beef, red wine, onions, peas, oregano, rosemary and a dollop of Colman's mustard!
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 35 MinTotal time: 45 Min


  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion - finely chopped
  • a small handful of finely diced pancetta - or you could use 2 rashers of streaky bacon
  • 250g minced beef
  • 150g minced pork
  • 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary leaves - very finely chopped
  • a pinch of dried oregano
  • 1 nice fat tomato - skin removed and chopped
  • 1½ tablespoons tomato puree (paste in the US)
  • 170ml red wine
  • 200ml beef stock
  • a splash of Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of Colman's English Mustard
  • a good handful of cooked peas - keep covered until you're ready to bake the pie
  • 250g ready-made puff pastry
  • 1 egg - lightly beaten with the tiniest amount of water added
  • salt and black pepper to taste


Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F or Gas 6
  1. Heat the oil in a large sauté pan. Add the onion and pancetta or bacon and cook for a few minutes or until nice and soft.
  2. Add the beef, pork, rosemary and oregano to the pan and fry until starting to colour then stir in the tomato puree and the chopped tomato.
  3. Cook for a minute then pour in the red wine and simmer for a couple of minutes until the wine has almost gone.
  4. Now add the stock along with the mustard and Worcestershire sauce.
  5. Leave it to cook for about five more minutes, have a taste - add a little salt and some black pepper to taste.
  6. Now you can spoon the mixture into a pie dish - add the cooked peas and stir through just before you are going to bake the pie or they'll lose their colour.
  7. Roll out your puff pastry to about 5mm. Brush the edge of the pie dish all the way around with a little of the egg.
  8. Top the pie dish with the pastry and brush the top with more of the egg mixture.
  9. Nothing fancy to do here - just fold the pastry around the edge of the pie dish - tucking it around the edge of the dish.
  10. Cook for about 25 minutes, until the pastry, has risen and golden brown. Also just check that when you insert a knife into the centre of the pie it is piping hot.
  11. Serve with mashed potatoes.
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  1. Looks delicious Jan, I am into pie making mode as the weather cools!

  2. Potatoes are my Achilles Heel, so yes I am known to eat a bowl of mashed potatoes with a slathering of butter and nothing else, but they would be extra delicious with this mince pie and a spot of gravy.

  3. Wonderful comfort food Jan! Hope you're well. Lucie x

  4. I love the look and sound of this pie.

  5. Hubby just found a potato ricer in the charity shop, so any excuse to make mashed potato is being snapped up by us just lately!

    I've been meaning to make a chicken & sweetcorn pie for the last two weeks, but it keeps being bumped for something that's less work. When I'm feeling better, it'll be on the menu. :)

  6. Jenny - I really hope you soon feel better - take care x

  7. Thank you so much Jan. :) I'm doing my best to chase the bugs away!

    Jenny x


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