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a simple meat and potato pie
I had never made a pie before and found recipes on-line where never basic enough and didn't explain everything clearly so decided to do it MY way!

if you don't have diced beef you could substitute it for minced beef

Posted by bbw_jenn from Chorley, England, United Kingdom • Published See bbw_jenn's 8 projects »
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  • How to  bake a meat pie. Simple Meat And Potato Pie - Step 1
    Step 1

    take your puff pastry and cut in half,
    roll out to about half cm thick.

    heat your oven to 200 degrees

  • How to  bake a meat pie. Simple Meat And Potato Pie - Step 2
    Step 2

    line pie dish with your pastry that you have just rolled and then trim round the outer edge of your dish

    prick pastry bottom with a fork

    then line with tinfoil

    load with rice to weigh down the pastry so the bottom doesn't rise

    bake for 20 minutes at 200 degrees (conventional oven) or untill golden in colour

    while waiting for the base to cook roll out the "lid" pastry

    take base out of the oven and set to one side.

  • How to  bake a meat pie. Simple Meat And Potato Pie - Step 3
    Step 3

    chop potatoes into smallish cubes and set to one side

  • How to  bake a meat pie. Simple Meat And Potato Pie - Step 4
    Step 4

    fry of meat in a little oil till brown using a sauce pan (this saves on washing up)

    make up your gravy enough to cover meat and potatoes (non instant is better)

    add chopped potatoes to meat

    pour on gravy, adding salt and herbs to taste (optional)

    bring to boil and simmer for 45 mins

  • How to  bake a meat pie. Simple Meat And Potato Pie - Step 5
    Step 5

    take your cooked pastry that should be reaonably cool by now

    add your pie filling to the pie.

  • How to  bake a meat pie. Simple Meat And Potato Pie - Step 6
    Step 6

    wisk one egg and apply to edge of the pastry

  • How to  bake a meat pie. Simple Meat And Potato Pie - Step 7
    Step 7

    place the pastry "lid" on top of the pie, press down edges to seal,
    cut off any excess pastry

    cover the "lid" with some of the egg,

    (if you have pastry left over you can always make a design on the pie)

    cut a cross in the pie (to allow steam to come out)

  • How to  bake a meat pie. Simple Meat And Potato Pie - Step 8
    Step 8

    cook for 20mins at 200 degrees or until golden brown.

    take out oven, and enjoy :)

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