Welsh Beef Mince & Onion Pies


  1. Preheat oven to Gas 4-5, 180ºC, 350ºF.
  2. In a non-stick pan dry fry beef with onion and potato for 4-5 minutes until browned. Add the carrots, bay leaves, seasoning, gravy granules, water, herbs and courgette. Allow to cook for 10 minutes.
  3. Cut the pastry into 4 and roll out to create 4 rough lids.
  4. Divide the mince mixture between 4 individual pie dishes and top with lids. Place onto a baking tray and brush each pie all over with egg.
  5. Cook in a preheated oven for approximately 30 minutes until golden brown.
  6. Serve with seasonal steamed greens.

Recipe Information

Serves 4
Calories 855 kcals
Cooking Time


  • 454g (1lb) lean minced Welsh beef
  • 2 onions, peeled and sliced
  • 1 potato, peeled and cut into very small cubes
  • 2 carrots, peeled and cut into fine dice
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Seasoning
  • 30ml (2tbsp) gravy granules mixed together with 300ml (½pt) boiling water
  • 45ml (3tbsp) fresh mixed herbs e.g. rosemary, parsley and sage, chopped
  • 1 courgette, chopped
  • 500g packet pre-made shortcrust pastry
  • plain flour for rolling
  • egg and milk to glaze

Nutrition Information

  • Calories 855 kcal
  • Energy 3578kJ
  • Fat 44.0g
  • Saturates 13.5g
  • Salt 0.27g
  • Iron 5.8mg
  • 5-a-day 1