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Mince and onion pie

Mince and onion pie

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I love pie! Its definitely an old favourite in this household but these days finding a pie that is cheap and tasty is rare so I thought I’d share my simple recipe.


  • 500g mince (I used beef)
  • 1 large onion (or 2 small)
  • Gravy granules
  • 1 pack of puff pastry (Mine is 340g)
  • egg (beaten, for glaze)
  • Flour for rolling the pastry out.


  1. Chop up the onion and fry it with the mince until brown. Drain the fat if your mince isn’t lean.
  2. Mix up some gravy don’t make it too runny. I usually use roughly a pint/600ml. Pour into the mince and stir thoroughly.
  3. Next grease a deep tray, I used margarine for this. Dust a clean surface with flour and a rolling pin. Cut just over a third of the pastry off put this aside for the top.
  4. Roll the bigger piece of pastry out to be a bit bigger then the size of your dish to make sure it covers the sides. Using your rolling pin roll the pastry up and put it in your dish. Then add the mince.
  5. Roll the other piece of pastry so it fits over the top of your dish. Brush the edges with egg. Roll the top up and put it onto the pie using your fingers press the pie together all around.
  6. Make 2 holes in the middle for the steam to escape. I cut the egdes off before cooking some people do it after. Then brush with egg.
  7. Cook at 180 degrees for 45 minutes or until golden brown.

I served mine with mash potato, peas and carrots this time. You can serve it with salad, chips or what ever veg you like. Usually I make my own shortcrust pastry but I had this to use up and it makes it so easy. I hope you enjoy trying this.

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