A delicious, quick pub-style meat pie that you can whip up from your food storage.
It’s hearty and filling, with a top layer of pillowy mashed potato.
This recipe uses:
Yield: 4 x 1 cup (300 g / 10 oz) servings
- 1 litre jar home-canned beef (1 quart)
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon Maggi seasoning sauce (or Worcestershire sauce)
- 500 g mashed potato (leftover. Or made up from instant. 2 cups / 1 lb)
- 4 tablespoons egg white
- 4 tablespoons Parmesan (grated)
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- cooking spray
- Start oven heating to 200 C / 400 F.
- Drain the beef, putting the beef broth in a microwave-safe jug.
- Whisk the cornstarch into the beef broth.
- Add to the broth the liquid seasoning (Maggi, Worcestershire sauce, or anything else that strikes your fancy to add flavour to the gravy.)
- Zap in microwave on high for 1 minute.
- Remove from microwave, whisk, zap on high for another minute.
- Remove from microwave, fold in the beef chunks, zap on high for two minutes.
- Set beef mixture aside.
- Put the leftover mash in a microwave safe jug.
- Stir in the egg white, Parmesan cheese, onion powder and garlic powder,
- Zap in microwave on high for two minutes to heat.
- Spray a 2 litre / quart baking dish with cooking spray.
- Pour beef mixture in.
- Spread the potato mixture out on top in dollops to form a crust.
- Spray top potato crush with cooking spray to encourage browning (optional.) Or, dot with butter or marg.
- Bake at 200 C (400 F) for 25 to 30 minutes or until bubbling hot and crust has browned a bit.
- Serve piping hot.
- Instead of cornstarch, you can use flour or the thickener of your choice.
- Instead of egg white, you could use two beaten whole eggs, or sour cream, or, just omit.
- Instead of leftover mashed potato, you could just make some up from instant mash potato flakes.
- Really, the seasoning of the potato mixture is just a suggestion. Feel free to improvise.
- If you have home-canned green beans or carrots, you could drain those and add them into the pie mixture.
- What to serve with this? Any cooked veg works great. A pint of Guinness would also not go amiss!
- Horseradish lovers might want to have some handy.
Serving size: 1 cup (300 g / 10 oz)
- 461 calories, 397 mg sodium
- Weight Watchers PointsPlus®: 11 points; SmartPoints®: 10 points.
* Nutrition info provided by MyFitnessPal
* PointsPlus™ and SmartPoints™ calculated by healthycanning.com. Not endorsed by Weight Watchers® International, Inc, which is the owner of the PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® registered trademarks.