- Cook Time: 45 mins
- Serving: 5 Persons
Nutrition facts (per portion)
- Calories: 486
- Carbohydrate Content: 41g
- Fat Content: 21g
- Fiber Content: 4g
- Protein Content: 34g
- Saturated Fat Content: 9g
- Sodium Content: 1.8g
- Sugar Content: 8g
Crispy topped Cumberland pie Recipe
Crispy topped Cumberland pie is a British recipe for 5 people, takes only 50 mins; recipe has celery, onion and carrot.
- Vegetable Oil - 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- Beef - 850g feather blade beef, or other braising cut, cut into large chunks
- Parmesan - 25g each mature cheddar and parmesan, finely grated
- Onion - 1 onion, chopped
- Carrot - 2 really big carrots, halved lengthways then chunkily sliced
- Butter - 1 tbsp butter
- Bay Leaf - 5 bay leaves
- Tomato Puree - 2 tbsp each plain flour, tomato puree and Worcestershire sauce
- Thyme - 3 thyme sprigs
- Potato - 850g large potato
- Celery - 2 celery sticks, sliced into 1cm pieces
- Beef Stock Cube - 2 beef stock cubes, crumbled
- Heat oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3. Soften the celery, onion, carrots, bay and 1 thyme sprig in a casserole with 1 tbsp oil and the butter for 10 mins. Stir in the flour, followed by the puree, Worcestershire sauce and stock cubes.
- Gradually stir in 600ml hot water, then tip in the beef and bring to a gentle simmer. Cover and cook in the oven for 2 hrs 30 mins, then uncover and cook for 30 mins -1 hr more until the meat is really tender and sauce thickened.
- Meanwhile, cook potatoes in a pan of boiling water until they're not done but about 3/4 of the way there.
- Transfer meat to a baking dish. Slice spuds into 1cm thick rounds and gently toss with seasoning, the remaining oil and thyme leaves. Layer on the beef, scattering with the cheese as you layer. You can cover and chill the pie now for 1 day, or freeze for up to 3 months.
- Increase oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6 and bake for 30-40 mins until golden and crispy, and sauce bubbling if the dish went in cold. Serve with peas.