Servings: 8 · Prep Time: 30 mins · Cooking Time: 100 mins
Total Time: 130 mins
This is an awesome pie that works great with either minced beef or finely diced beef. I will list the ingredients I use, but most of them are interchangeable. Try changing up the herbs or the vegetables. Experiment with different toppings. For example it doesn't matter if you top with cauliflower, butternut squash or celeriac mash.
- Beef (1kg)
- carrots (3 chopped)
- Onion (2 chopped)
- Celery (2 chopped)
- Garlic (3 cloves chopped)
- Tomato Puree (2 tbsp)
- Geltine (2 or 3 tbsp)
- Red wine (1/3 bottle)
- Beef Stock (500ml)
- Coconut Aminos (2 tbsp)
- Fresh Herbs (handfull)
- Olive Oil (drizzle)
- Cauliflower (1 large or 2 small)
- Cheddar Cheese (150g)
- Cream (3 tbsp)
- Butter (20g)
There are several ways to prepare this amazing dish. If you don't like washing up, and are only making a small portion, then you could make it all in one saucepan. It is also possible to make the meat part of this dish in a slow cooker.
First put some olive oil in your frying pan and bring up to heat. Next Brown your meat, this should take 10 to 15 minutes. While this is cooking, chop up all of your vegetables. Remove the meat once it has turned brown and then fry up, your celery, carrots, onions and garlic. As this begins to soften, add back the meat to the frying pan and add the tomato pur�e, coconut aminos and your red wine. Reduce this for about 10 minutes and add your beef stock. Only put in as much stock as you need to cover the meat. Now add your gelatine to thicken up the gravy. Heat all of this for around 15 to 20 minutes and if it is not thick enough, add more gelatine or fibre flour.
If you are using dried herbs add them to the dish early on in the cooking process, but if you are using fresh herbs, they only add them to the dish just before you put the cauliflower over the top.
While the food is cooking, steam cook your cauliflower and then use a masher to create your mash. You could alternatively use a food blender. Add in the butter, cream and cheese to create your favourite texture.
Taste your gravy and if needed add some salt and pepper. Also, you may want to consider using half a teaspoon of MSG. Don't be afraid of MSG and if you still are unsure of whether it is healthy, make sure that you read our article under the food category
Next place your meat and vegetables into a glass oven safe dish and cover with your mash. Sprinkle on some cheese to. Place in the oven at 200�C for around 30 minutes. Remove from your oven when the top is slightly brown. Add some fresh herbs to garnish and serve with either vegetables or spinach.