Nae's Mama's Pie Recipe

1 kilo of sirloin steak cut into pieces
500 grams minced beef
1 x finely sliced carrots
2 x very finely diced red onion
500 grams button mushrooms
3x heaped tablespoons tomato paste
1 tsp curry powder
grated nutmeg
beef stock
red wine
1 x tablespoon mustard
tub of sour cream

Put at least 6 large agrias on to boil.

Fry the steak with a little olive oil and garlic ( not much)  until brown and tender.Put aside. Fry beef mince  until browned. Into the pan with all the brown from frying the meat , add your 1 cup of beef stock and stir to get all the flavour out.  Place the meats , stock, mustard,diced mushrooms,  etc etc all except the sour cream into a large saucepan. Simmer for an hour. Add your 1x cup of red wine mixed with a little rice or corn flour to thicken.. Simmer and taste for salt etc.. add more condiments to taste. Stir in the sour cream....keep back a cup for the potatoe topping.

Potato Topping
Mash potatoes with salt, pepper, a cup of sour cream and parmesan cheese. Mash until soft and fluffy ( if you need to add a little milk thats ok,  but this whole pie is not a runny pie. The meat mixture should not be too gravyish....quite thick.

Line a large pie dish with flaky pastry. Pour in mixture. Top with the potatoes,  black pepper, parsley and xtra parmesan. Place  on your top layer of flaky pastry. Cook for aprox 1 hour on a relatively hot oven....

Can put in peas and or spinach  but I like it mainly being a beef sour cream pie myself..  Serve with broccoli , steamed carrots with lemon butter, crusty rolls. A green salad is aceptable too as this is not a runny pie.

I have done this pie with chicken too Darling and it works well just swapping the stock to a chicken one , and red wine to white. Adding a little bacon and some  steamed spinach to sit under the layer of potatoes is really yum. This is my basic pie recipe I always use when baking a pie. Interchanging a few ingredients to suit. Hate runny pies.

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