Family Beef and Mushroom Pie

This family Beef and Mushroom Pie is a satisfying cool weather dinner. Fabulously full of flavor the meat falls apart in your mouth and the mushrooms add a luscious earthy goodness.

Course Main
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Kyrstie Barcak - A Fresh Legacy


  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 medium brown onion - finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic - finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup red wine
  • 1 kilo diced beef
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 500 ml beef stock
  • 1 teaspoon pepper corns whole
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 sweet potato (kumara) - grated or cut into small pieces
  • 400 grams mushrooms - sliced
  • 1 cup fresh parsley leaves
  • 4 sheets Puff pastry number with vary depending on size of pie/s you make


  1. Add the oil, onion and garlic to the stove top and cook on medium heat until the onion softens
  2. Add the wine and allow it to reduce by half at a medium simmer
  3. Add the beef to brown on all sides
  4. Add the bay leaves, stock, peppercorns and salt and simmer covered on low heat for 2 hours
  5. Uncover and add the sweet potato and the mushrooms
  6. Increase the heat and simmer for 30 minutes until the sauce thickens
  7. Allow the pastry to defrost and cut to the desired shape
  8. Grease the pie pans and line each one with pastry
  9. Stir the pie filling occasionally to ensure that the ingredients do not stick and burn on the bottom of the pot as the liquid dissipates
  10. Set the oven to heat to 170 degrees Celsius
  11. Add the fresh parsley leaves, stir and remove from the heat
  12. Fill the pie tins with the pastry and top with another sheet of pastry. Repeat for each pie
  13. Bake the pies in the heated oven (Use the top and bottom element plus fan if this function is available on your oven). This will crisp the bottom of the pastry
  14. Bake for 25-30 minutes
  15. Allow to cook for 5 minutes out of the oven and then remove from the pie tins and serve

Recipe Notes

Make the filling a day ahead if you do not have the time to make this meal in one day