Cheat's beef and ale potato pot pies

Tasteful Cheat’s beef and ale potato pot pies Recipe

Substitute pastry for a crunchy potato topping in these family-favourite beef and ale pies.
Cheat's beef and ale potato pot pies
Prep Time : 0:15 | Cook Time : 0:35 | Total Time : 0:50 | Serving : 4 person.


  • 1/2 x 800g pkt McCain Roast Potatoes (Rosemary and Garlic)

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 brown onion, finely chopped

  • 1 large carrot, finely chopped

  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon chopped thyme leaves, plus extra sprigs to serve

  • 500g beef mince

  • 330ml ale

  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste

  • 2 teaspoons cornflour

  • 1 cup grated tasty cheese


  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 220C or 200C fan-forced. Place 1 baking tray in oven.

  • Step 2

    Place potatoes on hot tray. Bake for 30 minutes. Coarsely smash.

  • Step 3

    Meanwhile, heat oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook onion, carrot, garlic and thyme, stirring, for 5 minutes or until softened. Increase heat to high. Add beef mince and cook, breaking up any lumps with a wooden spoon, for 3 minutes or until browned. Combine ale, tomato paste and cornflour in a jug. Add to beef mixture. Bring to the boil. Cook for 5 minutes or until sauce thickens. Season.

  • Step 4

    Preheat grill.

  • Step 5

    Divide beef mixture between four 1 1/2 cup ovenproof ramekins.Top with potato. Sprinkle over cheese. Place on a clean baking tray. Cook under grill for 3-4 minutes or until cheese is golden. Serve with extra thyme sprigs.

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