About this recipe:As a goalkeeper for a top UK football team, I revel in my nickname as the "pie man". This is my favourite post match pie.
1 tablespoon butter
225g cubed steak
1 carrot, peeled and diced
150g diced turnip (optional)
2 potatoes, peeled and diced
1/2 onion, peeled and sliced
300ml stock or water
1 tablespoon cornflour
salt and pepper to taste
1 sheet frozen puff pastry for pie crust
Directions Prep:15min › Cook:45min › Ready in:1hr
Preheat oven to 180 C.
Heat a large pan over high heat. Add butter, then beef. Toss to coat meat, and saute just long enough to brown meat on all sides.
Remove from heat. Place meat in a large baking dish. Add carrots, swede, potatoes and onion. Mix well.
Pour the stock and 1/2 of the water into a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer. Mix cornflour with remaining water until smooth. Slowly pour cornflour mixture into simmering mixture, whisking constantly. Continue to simmer until mixture has thickened.
Pour mixture over meat and vegetables.
Trim puff pastry to fit over top of filling.
Bake for 45 to 50 mins or until top is golden brown.