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)
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 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 left0ver 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.