Old Fashioned Family Pie

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Kristine L.

I love pies, and I especially love meat pies with mushrooms in them ! , this one is simple to make and very tasty. Great on a cold winter night, by itself or served with chips, mashed potatoes or mushy peas.... hope you like it

Top Review by Peter J

Yum! The gravy and mushrooms gave the filling a wonderful consistency and taste. The only change I made was I didn't have a regular round pie dish so used two smaller square ones and wrapped the pastry over the top.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook beef and onion in a large sauceppan until the meat is browned and the onion softened.
  2. Add the whole tin of mushrooms juice and all, stir well.
  3. Mix gravy powder and the flour into a smooth paste with the water.
  4. Add to meat and stir until its thickened (use your judgement here, if you like a little more gravy add a small bit of water).
  5. Grease a 20cm pie plate and cover base and sides with puff pastry.
  6. Spoon in meat filling and press down firmly.
  7. Cover in pastry, trim edge and press together with a fork to make a decorative edge.
  8. Pierce with a fork a couple of times or I like to cut a v in the top flipping it over to make a little triangular hole.
  9. Lightly brush with milk and decorate with excess pastry if desired.
  10. Cook in a preheated oven at 200 degrees for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  11. I have also used fresh mushrooms in this, add them after you brown the meat, you may need to add a little more water if you use fresh mushies, again, use your judgement.

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