Beef and Onion Pies
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Beef and Onion Pies

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Pies are a family favourite, especially for renowned Kiwi chef Shaun Clouston. His beef and onion pie will be sure to delight your family as it does his!
<b>Prep:</b> 20 mins Prep: 20 mins
<b>Cook:</b> 2 hours  Cook: 2 hours
Serves 6 Serves 6
Good source of iron Good source of iron
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  • 500g beef mince
  • ​​​2 medium onions, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1 Tbsp cornflour
  • 1 ¼ cups beef stock
  • Oil for frying
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Pre-rolled puff or savory short pastry
  • 1 egg mixed with a little milk
  • Sliced cheese (optional)


In a large heavy based pan heat a little oil to a medium-high heat. Add the diced onion and sauté for around five minutes until the onions are nicely browned. Remove the onions from the pan and set aside.

Return the pan to a high heat and add a little more oil, place the beef mince into the pan and stir well. Continue cooking the beef mince, stirring constantly until the beef is well coloured and any liquid has evaporated.

Add the chopped garlic to the beef mince and cook for 10-20 seconds. Return the cooked onion to the beef mince, stir well and add both the flour and cornflour. Reduce the heat and stir the flours with beef mixture for 2-3 minutes, then add the beef stock. Bring the mixture to a gentle simmer, cook for a further 5 minutes and season with salt and pepper. Remove the mixture from the pan and allow to fully cool.

Cut the pastry into six rounds for the tops of the pies and use the remainder of the pastry to line the greased pie molds. Add the cooled beef pie mixture to the lined pie molds. Add some cheese at this stage if desired.

Top the pie molds with the pastry discs and crimp the edges of the pies with a fork or chopstick. Lightly brush the pastry with the egg wash mixture. Place the pies on a baking tray and bake in an oven that has been preheated to 200○C. Bake for 20 minutes until the pies are crisp and golden brown.

Allow the pies to cool slightly before removing from the molds. Serve with tomato sauce and always remember to blow on the pie before eating!

Recipe by Shaun Clouston, cooked with help by his kids William and Louisa.

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Nutrition Information Per Serving

Serving size: 228g
Energy kJ (kcal) 1126 (269)
Protein (g) 23.3
Fat (g) 13.0
Saturated (g)
Carbohydrate (g) 14.1
Sugars (g)
Sodium (mg) 361
Iron (mg) 4.1
Zinc (mg) 4.0
Vitamin B12 (ug) 2.4
Vitamin D (ug) 0.15
Selenium (ug) 8.2

Did you know beef and lamb also contains omega 3, which is important for heart health?

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