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Leek and Beef Pie

leek and mince pie

I am still yet to learn how to take a good photo of pie, any tips please let me know! This recipe would be great if you are not that familiar with making pies. Very easy to follow and tasty outcome.

potatoes, leek, beef mince, garlic, peas, dark sugar, italian herbs, chilli flakes, cumin seeds, salt, pepper, beef stock, tomato puree, cheese, butter

1 hour

Start by slicing the leeks and cooking them gently in a knob of butter in a heavy base sauce ban. After a couple of minutes add 2 cloves of crushed garlic and stir. Allow the leeks to ‘sweat’ on a low-medium heat for about 5-10 minutes. Once they are soft add 1 tbsp dark sugar, 1 tsp of italian herbs, a pinch of chilli flakes, 1/2 tsp of cumin seeds and a good squeeze of tomato puree. Mix together then add a packet of beef mince. Try not to break the mince up too much and turn the heat up slightly. Once all the meat is brown add 250ml of beef stock and pop a lid of the pan. While the mince is gently simmering, peel 4 large potatoes and cut into thin slices. Now for assembly, put the mince into an oven proof dish, sprinkle some peas on top. Then arrange the potato slices over the mince, putting the occasion slither of butter in between the slices. Top with some grated cheese and season with salt and pepper. Cook at 200c for about 45 minutes and I served with some kale.



The hopeful 'Zoella' of cooking... I'm 22 and currently a final year geography student at the University of Manchester, with a passion for all things food. Hope you enjoying reading my blog and would love it if you get involved! Josephine x

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