Classic Mince and Cheese Pie

clock 20 minutes + 50 minutes bowl Serves 4


  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 500 g beef mince
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1 stick celery, chopped small
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 2 Tbsp plain flour
  • 2 beef stock cubes dissolved in 2 cups water
  • 1 cup grated cheese
  • 400 g puff pastry
  • 2 Tbsp milk to brush
  • 200 g frozen peas, steamed to serve
  • tomato sauce, to serve
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  • 1. Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic cooking for 4 minutes to soften. Add mince and cook until browned. Add carrot and celery and cook until softened. Add thyme and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle over the flour, stir through the stock and cook for 5 minutes until thickened. Pour mince mixture into a bowl and allow to cool completely.

  • 2. Preheat oven to 200°C (180°C fan-forced)

  • 3. Roll 3/4 of the pastry on a lightly floured board to fit a 20cm in diameter and 3cm high tin.

  • 4. Spoon in the mince mixture into the tin sprinkling cheese as you go. Roll the remainder of the pastry to fit the top. Dampen the edges of the pie with milk then place on the top of the pie. Cook for 40 minutes until pastry is puffed and golden brown.

  • 5. Serve with steamed peas on the side.

  • Tip: Any leftover bits of pastry are great for entertaining children. Help them make shapes and bake them at the same time as the pie.


  • Energy 2351Kj • Protein 29g • Total Fat 35g • Saturated Fat 21g • Carbohydrates 30g • Sugars 5g • Sodium 956mg

  • Dietary and nutritional info supplied by NZ Nutrition Foundation.

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