Beef and Onion Pot Pie/Stew

Recipe by JoyfulCook
READY IN: 1hr 15mins




  • Strip any fat off the meat then cut into medium dice, prepare all the vegetables.
  • Place the flour in a large plastic bag, then add half the meat, shake it about and get all the meat coated then do the same with the other half.
  • Using either a frying pan or skillet, add half the oil and seal the meat, in two batches then set to one side.
  • Heat the remaining oil in a large saucepan adding the onion, celery and garlic, cooking slowly for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the stock cubes, tomato puree, herbs, pepper and salt and the water ( do not add it all if you feel it will be too much ) and bring to the boil.
  • Add the meat and simmer for 45 minutes this is where you can add the remaining water, but it should not quite cover the ingredients) then add the diced carrot. cook for a further 15 minutes Stir occasionally. Thicken if you feel the gravy is on the thin side.
  • For a Pot pie, pre heat the oven to 200c.
  • Using about 250 grams of pasty roll out until quite thin. place ingredients in the pie dish and cover with the pastry in the usual way. I only use pastry as a lid, I dont line the pie with pastry as well. Cook in the oven for at least 30 minutes.
  • serve with mashed potatoes and a vegetable of your choice if serving as a casserole serve with vegetables of your choice.