Nothing beats a hot meat pie with mushy peas in winter! This recipe is a twist on a classic, swapping beef mince for kangaroo.
Kangaroo mince is super-lean and a great source of protein. If its gamey taste has deterred you in the past, you’ll be pleasantly surprised with this guilt-free pie.
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Meat Pie with Mushy Peas
- 4 serves
- 20 min prep time
- 35 min cooking
- 505 calories per serve
- 2 tablespoons olive oil (20g)
- 1 onion (89g), finely chopped
- 1 carrot (61g), finely chopped
- 1 celery stalk (40g), finely chopped
- 1kg kangaroo mince
- 1 1/4 cups beef stock (310g)
- 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce (60g)
- 1/2 cups tomato sauce (125g)
- 3 teaspoons cornflour (7g)
- 150g frozen peas
- 1 sheets frozen puff pastry (170g)
1. Spray a large saucepan or deep frying pan with olive oil spray and heat over medium heat. Add onion, carrot and celery. Cook, stirring, for 3-4 minutes or until soft.
2. Add mince and cook, stirring with a wooden spoon to break up lumps, for 4-5 minutes or until browned. Add stock, Worcestershire sauce and half the tomato sauce. Bring to a simmer.
3. Dissolve cornflour in 2 tbs of water. Stir into mince mixture. Simmer for 12-15 minutes or until thickened. Season with freshly ground black pepper. Set aside to cool slightly. Place in fridge to cool completely.
4. Meanwhile, cook peas following packet directions. Using a stick blender or small food processor, blend peas to a coarse puree.
5. Preheat oven to 220C. Divide mince mixture evenly among 4 × 250ml (1-cup) capacity ramekins.
6. Cut pastry into 4 squares. Place squares on top of ramekins and press edges with the back of a fork. Cut a small cross in centre of each pastry top. Place ramekins on a baking tray in oven and bake for 10 minutes or until golden.
7. Top with mushy peas and remaining tomato sauce to serve.
Kangaroo mince is widely available in supermarkets these days, however it is not often located with the other mince varieties. It is usually found wherever the speciality meats are located. If kangaroo mince isn’t available, simply replace with lean beef mince.