Minced beef pie is a type of a hand sized savoury pie made out of minced beef in a flaky pastry. Savoury meat pies like this are very popular here in New Zealand and in Australia and in fact it is sometimes regarded as a Kiwiana in New Zealand and in Australia it was described as “national dish” by the former New South Wales Premier Bob Carr.
- Ready-made flaky or savoury short crust pastry
- 600g minced beef
- 1 large onion, finely chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp dried rosemary
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- 2 tbsp tomato paste
- 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 cup beef stock
- freshly ground black pepper
- 1 egg, beaten
- In a large pan add butter then sauté garlic and onions until soft.
- Add minced beef and rosemary then cook until light brown in colour.
- Mix together tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, beef stock and cornstarch. Pour into the pan and simmer in low heat for 10 minutes, add water if necessary.
- Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper, turn heat off then set aside.
- Line non-stick pie pans with prepared pastry (you can use large or small pans) then fill with minced beef mixture. Brush rims with water then cover the top with pastry sheets. Press edges to seal then brush top with beaten egg.
- Place in a 220C preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown in colour.