Old Fashioned Family Pie

Recipe by Kristine L.
READY IN: 35mins




  • Cook beef and onion in a large sauceppan until the meat is browned and the onion softened.
  • Add the whole tin of mushrooms juice and all, stir well.
  • Mix gravy powder and the flour into a smooth paste with the water.
  • 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).
  • Grease a 20cm pie plate and cover base and sides with puff pastry.
  • Spoon in meat filling and press down firmly.
  • Cover in pastry, trim edge and press together with a fork to make a decorative edge.
  • 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.
  • Lightly brush with milk and decorate with excess pastry if desired.
  • Cook in a preheated oven at 200 degrees for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 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.