ThermOMG Recipes

Inspiring recipes for the Thermomix 

Best Ever Beef Pie

I have been making this recipe for a while now and every time it gets better and better.  Whether you are serving this on a cold winters night with mash, for friends while watching the footy or even as party pies for the kids they are a winner.  I like to have a side of caramelised onions and of course my own Tomato Sauce recipe.  

When you look at the recipe you will notice I use balsamic vinegar in two places, no this is not a mistake.  I like to infuse the onions with the balsamic as well as using it in the main sauce but you can just add it all into the main sauce.  When you cut into your pie and those smells escape you will have everyone running to the table with glee.  I really hope your family enjoys this one as much as my family does.  Eb x

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Notes:  I make this a day in advanced to make life a little easier.  Always allow your pie mix to cool before putting into the pastry otherwise you will have soggy pastry.

  • 2 onions peeled and halved
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 20g oil
  • 30g balsamic vinegar
  • 1 heaped tsp cumin powder
  • 1 heaped tsp smoked paprika
  • 1kg Gravy Beef diced
  • 80g tomato paste
  • 40g plain flour
  • 50g Worcestershire sauce
  • 30g balsamic vinegar
  • 1 beef stock cube (or 1tbsp TMX Veg Stock)
  • 200g water
  • Salt and pepper to taste

NOTE: THE DOUBLE UP ON THE BALSAMIC VINEGAR IS NOT A MISTAKE ITS HOW I DO IT.  AS ALWAYS THOUGH IT IS COMPLETELY OPTIONAL IF YOU ADD IN EXTRA OR NOT.

Add onions and garlic to bowl and chop for 3 seconds on Speed 7.  Add oil and 30g balsamic vinegar and sauté for 10 minutes at 100deg Speed 1.

Add remaining ingredients and cook for 45 minutes at 100 deg on Reverse Speed 1.

Cook again for 15 minutes at Varoma on Reverse Speed 1 (with basket in place if you need to reduce liquid).  Allow to cool for a few hours.

This makes a one huge pie or 4 medium pies.  If you are using shortcrust pastry I would do a double batch from the EDC.  Roll out pastry and place in pie tray, add filling, cover with more pastry, brush with egg wash and bake in 180deg oven for 20-30 minutes.

Alternatively you could use shortcrust on the bottom and puff pastry on top or even mashed potato.