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Leftovers Pie

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Last night I had loads of odd ingredients left over from other meals, so I decided to throw them all together to use them up and this is what I came up with.  Must have been good as my husband said it was the best pie he had ever tasted.


1 onion (finely chopped)

1 clove of garlic (crushed)

1 red pepper (finely chopped)

300g minced meat

Handful of spinach (roughly chopped)

1 tomato (chopped)

Handful of peas

1 Oxo cube (or any stock cube)

1 tbsp of tomato or pepper puree

1 tin of baked beans

A splash of Worcestershire sauce

Salt/pepper and red pepper flakes (as desired)

Puff Pastry (I used ready made as was feeling lazy)

1 egg (beaten for glaze)



Fry the onion and garlic for a few minutes.  Add the red pepper and fry until softened.

Add the minced meat and crumble in an Oxo cube then fry until meat is browned.

Now add the spinach, tomato, peas and Worcestershire sauce.  After a couple of minutes add the tomato or pepper puree (I used pepper as we like spicy food).

Stir in the beans and season with salt and pepper (and red pepper flakes) as required.

Remove from heat and place in an oven proof dish.

Cover with layers of puff pastry and brush over with egg glaze.

Bake in oven at 180c for approx 20 minutes or until pastry is golden brown.



Serve with creamy mashed potato and gravy.



2 thoughts on “Leftovers Pie

  1. Sounds and looks delicious. Since coming to turkey I have throw away the recipe books and just do what you have in the fridge. One of my favourites for leftover fresh veg is broccoli and cauliflower in a white sauce. Lets face it cauliflower is quite a boring veg. Cook veg for about 10 minutes or so you don’t want it overdone. Make a cheese sauce, or cheese and English mustard sauce. But you can add herbs or whatever and make your own flavour tarragon is lovely in it too. Pour over veg in pie dish and top with tomatoes and grated cheese put in oven for half a hour until top is golden and bubbly. Also you can add peas or spinach. My delivery isn’t quite as good as yours Tina but I hope you get the idea. Love Jan xx

    1. Thanks Jan, have made a few times… have you tried sprinkling tuna over the broccoli and cauliflower before adding the sauce? Delicious 🙂

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