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Meat Pie with a Cheesy Kumara Topping

A comforting family-friendly recipe

8 - 10

Serves

10 mins

Prep Time

1 hrs

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Peter Gordon

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Peter Gordon

Peter Gordon provides a new take on this classic, nostalgic Kiwi favourite. The rich, tasty mince filling and cheesy mash are complemented by extra veggies for an additional nutritional punch. This is a dish that the whole family will love.

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Ingredients

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2kg Quality Mark beef mince

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3 onions

peeled and sliced

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10 garlic cloves

peeled and sliced

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1 thumb ginger root

grated

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1 red chilli

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sliced

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1 tbsp canola oil

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1 tbsp coriander seeds

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2 tsp cumin seeds

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2 tsp fennel seeds

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3 carrots

peeled and chopped

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1 tbsp tumeric

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500g canned chopped tomatoes

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100ml soy sauce

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1kg agria potatoes

skins scrubbed, halved lengthways

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1kg kumara

skins scrubbed, halved lengthways

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300g green peas

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Frozen peas

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200g cheese

grated

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1/2 tsp salt

Method

To make pie

1

Caramelise the onions, garlic, ginger, chillies, coriander seeds, cumin seeds and fennel seeds in the oil.

2

Add the mince and break apart with a wooden spoon to brown slightly

3

Add the carrots, turmeric, tomatoes and soy sauce and bring to the boil

4

Simmer for 30 minutes, stirring frequently and taste for seasoning.

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5

Slice the potatoes and kumara (1cm thick). Boil the potato in salted water, and steam the kumara above it until cooked.

6

Tip the cooked mince into a large pie dish (removing half of the excess water), stir in the peas and, spread the kumara and potatoes on top and sprinkle with the cheese

7

Bake at 180°*C till bubbling and golden.

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Serve with spiced buttery sweetcorn and fresh iceberg lettuce with cherry tomatoes and a honey mustard dressing.

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Nutrition Information per Serving (606g)

Percentage daily intakes are based on an average adult diet of 8700 kJ (2100 kilocalories).

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Energy

2,297kJ

Protein

54.9g

Total Fat

17.5g

Saturated Fat

8.4g

Carbs

37.6g

Sugars

18.7g

Sodium

1113mg

Iron*

7.0mg

* Percentage of recommended daily intake (Aust/NZ)

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