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
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.
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.