Cheese Stuffed Mash Beef Pie

Cheese Stuffed Mash Beef Pie

What you need

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2.2 lb diced stewing beef
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 onions, diced small
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced small
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 2 cups red wine
  • 1 1/2 cups beef stock
  • 1 tbsp passasta
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 small block cheddar
  • 3 cups leftover mash
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper

What could be more comforting than oozing, cheese filled mash balls bobbing around on an aromatic beef sea? Our cheesy mash beef pie is the epitome of winter indulgence, a celebration of all the nice things in these long dark months.

Directions

  1. Heat the oil in a large casserole dish and brown the beef.
  2. Remove from the pan and stir the butter in to deglaze the pan a little. Add the onion and sautee until soft, then add the garlic and cook for a further minute before stirring in the flour.
  3. Pop the beef back in then pour over the wine, stock and passata. Season and place the lid on and let it bubble away gently until the meat is tender.
  4. Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F.
  5. Meanwhile, season the mash and form into small circles. Chop the cheddar into cubes and place 1 in the middle of each circle, then fashion each into a ball of mash with a cheese centre.
  6. Pour the beef stew into a baking dish and top with the mash balls.
  7. Bake for around 30 minutes until the mash has crisped up and turned golden.
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