Jamie’s Minced beef and onion pie with cream cheese pastry

I recently acquired Jamie Olivers new Book, Save with Jamie, little man and I set about looking through it and he choose a few recipes from it, this is the second recipe we have tried. Enjoy and save money at the time. Jamie’s Minced beef and onion pie with cream cheese pastry. The whole idea is to cook better without spending to much so I missed a few ingredients to save money and it still tasted good.




Need ( What I used is highlighted)

  • 600 grams minced beef
  • olive oil
  • 3 (1) large red onions
  • 8 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 225 grams plain flour
  • 1 (1/2) heaped teaspoon of English mustard
  • 1 tablespoon of tomato puree
  • 2 tablespoons of balsamic or red wine vinegar
  • 1 beef stock cube ( knorr stock pot beef)
  • 100grams unsalted butter
  • 1 pinch of cayenne
  • 100 grams full fat cream cheese
  • 1 egg

 Jamie Oliver Mince Beef and onion pie


  • Place large pan on medium heat
  • place in beef and Olive oil (drizzle)
  • Fry for 15 minutes (break down with a wooden spoon to small pieces as its cooking)
  • Roughly chop onion and add to the pan (add thyme if using)
  • cook for further 10 mins
  • stir in a large spoon of flour, then the mustard, tomato puree and vinegar
  • add stick cube and 65omls of boiling water
  • simmer for 30 minutes or until thickened
  • Whilst waiting  put 200 grams of flour, butter and cream cheese ( also cayenne if using) into a food processor and pulse until it comes together
  • tip onto a dusted surface and bring together gently
  • wrap in cling film and place in fridge until needed
  • Add your filling to the dish, roll out your pastry and brush the pastry with beat egg
  • Bake on gas mark 4 for 30 mins


Its the best pie I have ever made, a few changes to what I used to make adds so much flavour.

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