Gloucester Mince Pie

This is a good dish to have if economising before or after the big event. It is very tasty and a convenient meal to eat whilst sitting watching television.

1 1/2 hours


  • 1 ½lbs cooked potatoes (to slice)
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 sticks celery, chopped
  • 2oz frozen peas
  • 1lb lean minced beef
  • 2 tablespoons sweet chutney
  • ½ pint beef stock
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons tomato puree
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 4oz grated Double Gloucester cheese


  1. Heat oil in pan nd cook onion for about 5 minutes until soft.
  2. Add carrot and celery. Cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Add mince and cook, stirring until it changes colour. Stir in chutney and stock. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Add purée.
  4. Blend the flour with the water and stir into the mince. Bring back to boil, stirring all the time and then simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Season to taste and then add peas. Turn into a deep ovenproof dish and cover with sliced potatoes. Sprinkle on cheese. Cook for 30 minutes at gas 4 / 350 elec / 180c.