SW recipe: Beef and mushroom pie

Serves 4 Syns per serving 3  Ready in 4 hours 20 minutes


800g lean stewing beef, visible fat removed

4 fresh thyme sprigs or 1 tsp dried

1 onion, finely sliced

4 celery sticks, finely sliced

3 tbsp tomato purée

2 beef stock cubes

4 baking potatoes

250g chestnut mushrooms, quartered

2 x 39g sheets filo pastry

Low-calorie cooking spray

400g thin-stemmed broccoli, trimmed and halved


1 Put the beef. thyme. onion, celery. tomato purée, stock cubes and 1 litre of cold water into a large. lidded. non-stick saucepan. Bring to a gentle simmer, give everything a good stir and then cover. Cook for around 3 hours, stirring occasionally. or until the beef is tender and can be cut with a spoon.

2 When the beef has been cooking for 2 hours, preheat your oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/gas 6. Prick the potatoes all over with a fork, place them in the oven and cook for 1 hour, or until you can insert , a knife into them easily.

3 Once the beef has had 3 hour uncover the pans stir through the mushrooms, then simmer gently for a further 30 minutes until the sauce has thickened to a gravy consistency.

4 Spoon the beef mixture into a 23cm square pie or baking dish. Drape the filo sheets over the top. so they completely cover the filling. Spray the pastry all over with low-calorie cooking spray. and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes. until the pastry is golden and crisp, and the filling is bubbling.

5 Boil the broccoli for 3-4 minutes. then drain. Divide the pie into 4 and serve with the baked potatoes and broccoli or any veggies you like.


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