Meat and potato pie is a classic British meal that has been passed down through generations.
From shepherd’s pie to macaroni cheese to chicken pot pie, British food is the definition of comfort food.
I absolutely love British cuisine. It uses simple seasonings, but it truly tastes like good homey food when made right.
These meat and potato pies are absolutely delicious and go down a treat at dinner time.
I like to make these in individual pies as opposed to one large pie as it means it is easier to eat. However, you can use the filling for one large dish to save on time, if that’s what you prefer.
This filling is encased in a lovely pastry shell and filled with soft bits of beef, potatoes, and flavourful sauce.
It’s the ideal comfort dish for a cold winter evening or any time you’re craving something warm and filling.
I always make homemade shortcrust pastry in this recipe. While store-bought dough is easy, nothing rivals handmade crust for flavour and texture.
Before laying out the dough and lining your pie dish, you need to make sure that you chill it for at least 30 minutes.
The most important step for this filling is to ensure that the meat and onions are properly caramelised. This helps to develop a rich and deep flavour that will make your pie taste wonderful.
For the best flavour and texture, choose a tougher piece of meat, such as chuck or brisket. These cuts have a lot of flavour and will become soft and juicy when they are cooked slowly.
When the filling is finished, scoop it into the pie crust shells and fold over. Brush the crusts with an egg wash and bake until the crusts are golden brown, and the filling is bubbling.
While it may be tempting to dig into the meat and potato pies right away, it is vital to allow them to cool for at least 10-15 minutes before serving.
This allows the filling to set and makes eating them simpler rather than having the filling just ooze out.
These meat and potato pies are excellent on their own, but they’re even better with classic sides like peas, carrots, and mashed potatoes.
A truly classic comfort food that is simple to prepare and is guaranteed to satisfy you. Try it at your next family gathering or potluck and notice how quickly it disappears.
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