- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 500g/1lb 2oz beef mince
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 tbsp tomato purée
- 1½ tbsp plain flour, plus extra for dusting
- 75g/2½oz mushrooms, chopped
- 250ml/9fl oz beef stock
- dash Worcestershire sauce
- 400g/14oz ready-made shortcrust pastry
- 1 free-range egg, yolk only, lightly beaten
Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.
Heat the oil in a deep frying pan and fry the beef mince for 4-5 minutes, breaking it up with a wooden spoon as it browns.
Add the onion and cook for 2-3 minutes, stir in the tomato purée and cook for 2-3 more minutes.
Stir in the flour and cook for a further minute, add the chopped mushrooms, beef stock and a couple of dashes of Worcestershire sauce. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat, cover the pan with a lid and leave to simmer for 20 minutes.
Set aside and leave to cool, then turn the meat mixture into a one litre pie dish.
Roll out the pastry on a floured work surface until it is slightly larger than the pie dish. Gently drape the pastry over the dish, pressing firmly onto the edges. Trim, then shape the edges into a fluted shape.
Make three or four slits in the pastry to allow the steam to escape, then brush the pie with the rest of the beaten egg yolk and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until golden-brown.
Serve with creamy mash and seasonal vegetables.