Meat & Potato Pie

00h 20
02h 10

A British classic, this easy meat and potato pie recipe is a perfect winter warmer. Enjoy with your choice of potatoes and veggies.

Ingredients and Method


  • 2 Large Onions, chopped
  • 700g Braising Steak, cut into 4-5cm chunks
  • 400g Charlotte Potatoes, peeled and cut into 4cm chunks
  • 400g Desiree Potatoes, peeled and cut into 4cm chunks
  • Handful of Peppercorns
  • 800g Shortcrust Pastry
  • 1 Egg, beaten


  1. To make the filling, place the onions and steak in a large pan. Add enough water to just cover them and bring to a simmer. Cover with a lid, reduce the heat and simmer for 1 ½ hours.
  2. Add the potatoes and peppercorns to the pan and cook for 30-35minutes or until the potatoes are soft and the meat tender.
  3. Pour off 300ml of the liquid from the pan and save this to use as gravy. Transfer the filling to a cool dish and leave to cool completely. Pre-heat the oven to 200°C/400°F/ Gas mark 6
  4. Dust a clean surface and a rolling pin with some flour and roll out your pastry till it’s roughly double the size of your dish. Cut off enough pastry for the lid and set aside.
  5. Place your remaining pastry into the dish and add the cooled meat and potato filling and spread it out evenly.
  6. Lay your pastry lid on top and crimp the sides of the dish, sealing the edges with milk.
  7. Add a pinch of salt to your beaten egg and brush over the top of your pastry.
  8. Place in the oven for 35-40 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown.
  9. Leave to stand for 10-15 minutes before serving.

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