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Comforting Beef mince pie

Vania Cotta
This beef mince pie is so comforting, luscious and rich. The meat is so juicy and has the right amount of spice. The potato mash is crispy, creamy and cheesy. It's everything you'll ever need.
Prep Time 1 hr
Grill Time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Baked, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine British, Goan, World over
Servings 1 large tray


To marinate the mince

  • 1 kg 15% Fat Irish Beef Steak Mince
  • 1 pod Garlic roughly crushed until a coarse paste
  • 1 inch Ginger grated
  • 2 tbsp Goan Homemade Toddy Vinegar (recipe on the blog)
  • tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tbsp Red Chilli Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Freshly crushed pepper to taste

To cook the mince

  • 2 tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 1 nos White onion large, finely chopped
  • 3 nos Tender carrots cut into small thin cubes
  • 20 nos Goan pork small sausages casing and thread removed, cut into smaller pieces.
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper powder to taste

For the potato topping

  • 8 nos Potatoes large-boiled,peeled and mashed
  • ½ cup Milk
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • cup Grated Cheese of choice
  • White pepper powder to taste
  • Salt to taste


  • Begin by marinating the mince with all the ingredients mentioned above and letting it sit overnight or for atleast 2 hours. The longer, the better.
  • Boil the potatoes whole until soft. Peel them, mash them and add all the mentioned ingredients while still hot so that the cheese and butter melts. This makes the mash creamier. Set aside.
  • In a large pan, heat some oil. Once hot enough add the onions with some salt and sauté it until slightly golden brown.
  • Next add in the carrots and fry them for a min or two.
  • Finally add the mince and brown it well in the onion mixture for about 5 mins.
  • Next add the sausage, and a cup of water. Let the mince cook until done. At this point all the gravy will be well incorporated in the mince.
  • In a large baking tray, start by spreading the mince layer. Level it.
  • Next add the mash layer. Level it with a fork making a design. You can even pipe this mixture on the top. Add some extra grated cheese if preferred.
  • Grill in an oven until the top layer is crisp and golden brown. Serve hot.


  • You can replace the Toddy vinegar with any vinegar of choice or maybe even malt vinegar as they have a similar taste. 
  • Also, use any beef mince of choice- you can also do half pork and half beef mince. 
  • Make the base veggies, the cheese vegan and you've got the same recipe vegan or vegetarian. 
  • I used a mixture of grated Mozzarella, medium Cheddar and Strong Cheddar for this recipe, you can use any cheese of choice.
  • I marinated the beef overnight in the refrigerator but you can even marinate it for two hours. 
  • If you're serving this to your guests, then grill the bake 15 mins before serving. The baking tray goes directly from the oven to the table. 
  • Add any veggies of choice to the meat. You can even add some green peas or sweet corn. 
  • Mix the mash when hot with all the ingredients as it'll melt the cheese and butter to make it even creamier. 
  • Add any other sausage of choice, if you can't get your hands on some Goan sausages. 
  • While cooking the mince, make sure not to add too much water as the mince will release some juices as it cooks. Also, the final cooked mince mixture has to be comparatively dry but not too much. 
  • I grilled this for 15-20 mins or until that golden brown crispy top. 
Keyword Beef Mince pie