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Corned Beef & Potato Pie


Corned Beef & Potato Pie
A rich & hearty pie packed full of flavour.  Very easy to make with store cupboard ingredients suitable for quickly rustling up for surprise guests!  Delicious!!
Serves 6
Prep time:  20 minutes
Cooking time: 50-60 minutes
Ingredients
15g butter
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
2 celery sticks, trimmed & finely diced
2 medium carrots, peeled & finely diced
300g potatoes, peeled & finely diced
2 tbsp tomato ketchup
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp marmite
1 x 340g can of corned beef
freshly ground black pepper
1 x ready prepared short-crust pastry
1 x ready prepared puff pastry
1 free-range egg
Method
1.    For the filling, melt the butter with the oil in a large non-stick frying pan. Add the onion, celery, carrots and potatoes. Cook on a low heat for about 15 minutes until the vegetables are softened, stirring regularly. The carrots should have a little bite.
2.    Add the ketchup, marmite, Worcestershire sauce and stir into the vegetables for a few seconds before adding the corned beef. Break the beef into chunky pieces with a wooden spoon and mix with the vegetables.
3.    Season with pepper and remove from the heat. Leave to cool for about 20 minutes.
4.    Preheat the oven to 190°C/170°C Fan/Gas mark 5.
5.    Roll out the short crust pastry onto a well-floured work surface and use it to line a 23cm pie dish. Leave any excess pastry overhanging the edge. Brush the pastry edge lightly with the egg.
6.    Empty the filling into the pastry base and spread it out evenly. Flour the surface once more and roll out the puff pastry. Lift the rolled pastry over the rolling pin and place gently over the filling. Press the edges firmly together then trim neatly. Seal the edge with a fork.
7.    Brush the top of the pastry with the remaining beaten egg, cut a cross in the centre of the pie and place onto a baking tray. Bake for about 35-40 minutes or until the pastry is golden-brown and the filling is piping hot.

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