Rustic Slow Cooked Pies
Gravy powder is something we often buy but then it sits in the back of the pantry for the next few years. This recipe is a great way to use it up. The better the quality of gravy powder the better these pies will taste. We have used a slow cooker to help produce a 'melt in your mouth' filling. These are so delicious served with our Tomato Sauce in the 'Make Your Own' Bonus Subscriber Issue.
No: Egg / Nuts
Contains: Gluten / Dairy
Total Cooking Time 12 hours+
Serves 12 small child size pies or 4-6 large pies
Can be frozen
- butter - 80g
- bakers flour - 400g
- water - 200ml, chilled, may require more
- salt - pinch
- onion - 1, large, peeled and quartered
- garlic cloves - 2, peeled
- casserole beef - 800g, cubed
- olive oil - 1 Tbsp
- water - 500mls
- gravy powder - 4 heaped Tbsp
- pepper - 1 tsp, cracked
- salt - ½ tsp, rock
- Turn slow cooker onto high.
- Add onion (1) and garlic cloves (2) to bowl. Speed 7 / 5 seconds. Scrape down.
- Add oil (1 Tbsp) and beef cubes (800g). Program 5 minutes / 110C* / Reverse / Speed 1.
- Add to slow cooker along with water (500mls), gravy powder (4 heaped Tbsp) and season with salt (1/2 tsp) and pepper (1 tsp).
- Cook for 6-8 hours until gravy has thickened and meat is falling apart. The mixture will firm up upon cooling.
- Allow to cool slightly and place into the fridge to cool completely or overnight.
- Add chilled butter (80g) to bowl. Speed 6 / 5 seconds just to break it up slightly.
- Add flour (400g) and season with salt. Speed 6 / 5 seconds.
- Turn dial to Speed 5 and pour in 100g of the water. Continue to drizzle in until a dough starts to form.
- Remove dough from bowl and knead into a smooth ball with your hands. Allow to rest for 30 minutes.Preheat oven to 200C.
- Remove one third of the dough and set aside as this will be used for the lids.
- Roll remaining dough out into a large thin sheet. Cut 12 circles from this and push into the base of each muffin hole.
- Fill each hole with a tablespoon or more of filling.
- Roll the set aside pastry out and cut 12 smaller circles from it and place on top of each pie. Pinch the two pastry seams together.
- Bake for 20-30 minutes until golden brown.
- Serve with our delicious tomato sauce from our bonus subscriber only issue and steamed veggies.
* If your machine does not go above 100C, set to Steaming Temperature which is usually between 110-115C. Please refer to your user manual for correct information for the appropriate setting for your machine.