Beef and Vegetable Pie - great weeknight meal

bridget107, Apr 1, 11:28pm
I found a good magazine the other night with some excellent ideas for some cheap, time-saving meals. One of them which was really delicious was beef and vegetable pie . Anyone got any other good ideas!

jessie981, Apr 2, 12:16am
Looks yum apart from the mixed vegetables. I picked up a book from Mad Butcher & it has good recipes.

mecanix, Apr 2, 3:56am
it lost me at the onion soup powder.

lythande1, Apr 2, 4:25am
500 grams beef mince
1 brown onion, chopped
500 grams vegetables, chopped (I used broccoli, carrots, potato, and zucchini)
1/3 cup brown onion gravy powder
Gravy powder. LOL.

Beef and vegetable pie
1 kg (2lb 4oz) chuck steak, fat removed, cut into 3cm (1¼ in) pieces
3-4 tablespoons plain flour
3 tablespoons olive oil
400g (14oz) shallots
450g (1lb) fieldquartered
750ml (1pint 7fl oz) brown ale
500ml (18fl oz) beef stock
2 tablespoons soft dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 bouquet garni, made from 2 celery sticks, 4 sprigs of thyme, 4 parsley stalks and 2 bay leaves, tied together
Salt and black pepper
1 egg, beaten with a little salt
140g (5oz)pastry, cut into 20 squares, 18cm (7in),
70g (2½ oz)peas
70g (2½ oz) baby carrots, with green tops
4 large celery sticks, cut into 2.5cm (1in) pieces

Now that's a pie.

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