16th May 2021

Goan Beef Mince Pie

Goan Beef Mince Pie

The Goan Beef Mince Pie is a layered pie. The mince is placed between two layers of potato mash like a sandwich. It is easier and faster to make than Potato Chops (click here) and further it is baked and not fried. (Click here for other Pie Recipes)

Serves: 6 to 8 Persons

Prep. Time: 60 Mins.

Baking Time: 50 to 60 Mins @ 180° C

Ingredients:

  • For the Mince Filling:
    • Beef Mince – 500 gms
    • Onions (finely chopped) – 4 medium
    • Tomatoes (finely chopped) – 2 medium
    • Green Chillies (finely chopped) – 4
    • Ginger-Garlic Paste – 1 tbsp.
    • Kashmiri Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp.
    • Black Pepper Powder – ½ tsp.
    • Clove Powder – ½ tsp.
    • Cinnamon Powder – ⅓ tsp.
    • Cumin Powder – ⅓ tsp.
    • Turmeric Powder – ½ tsp.
    • Vinegar – 2 tbsp.
    • Ketchup – 2 tbsp.
    • Sugar – ½ tsp. or to taste
    • Oil – 3 tbsp.
    • Salt – 1 ½ tsp. or to taste
  • For the Potato Mash:
    • Potatoes (Peeled & Boiled) – 1.75 kg
    • Egg Yolks – 2 + 1
    • Butter – 4 tbsp.
    • Salt – 1 tsp. or to taste

Part 1 – Preparing the Potato Mash:

Step 1:     Wash and drain the mince. Apply 1 tsp. salt, 1 tbsp. vinegar, ½ tsp. turmeric powder and leave aside for an hour or overnight in the refrigerator.

Step 2:     Later, transfer the mince to a vessel and place on heat. Once it starts changing colour and it releases liquids, add ½ cup hot water and cook covered for 15 to 20 minutes on medium heat. Keep aside.

Step 3:     In another pan, heat 3 tbsp. oil and sauté the onion till light golden on medium heat. Add the green chillies and sauté for a minute. Next add the ginger-garlic paste and sauté for another minute.

Step 4:     Add the tomatoes, ½ tsp. salt and sauté till the tomatoes turn soft.

Step 5:     Next add the cooked mince and the powdered spices. Cook covered for 10 minutes.

Step 6:     Then add the ketchup, vinegar and sugar. Mix and cook till dry. Check for seasoning and add as needed.

Part 2 – Preparing the Potato Mash:

Step 7:     Wash the potatoes well to remove any dirt. Peel the potatoes and boil them in a large pot (Add potatoes, salt and cook till done but not mashy).

Step 8:     Remove / strain the cooked potatoes and place them on a large plate. Grate / Mash the potatoes whilst still hot / warm. Add the butter, salt and 2 egg yolks and then knead the grated potatoes with your knuckles so that there are no lumps and a smooth dough / mash is formed.

Part 3 – Assembling the Pie:

Step 9:     Grease a baking dish (10 inch – preferably glass) with a little butter.

Step 6:     Divide the potato mash into two portions and use one portion to line the bottom of the baking dish.

Step 7:     Next, spread the beef mince filling. Then top with ¼ of the remaining potato mash. Spread evenly.

Step 8:     Use a piping bag and nozzle and pipe the remaining potato mash on the pie.

Step 9:     Beat one egg yolk and glaze the top of the pie with it using a pastry brush.

Step 11:     Pre-heat your oven to 200° C for 15 minutes and then bake the pie at 180° C for 50 to 60 minutes till you see light specks of browning. Serve hot.

Notes:

  • It is important to work with the potatoes when they are hot as they are more pliable.
  • Always use aged / old potatoes to make the mash and check to see that the skin does not have the slightest of green colour.

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