1st March 2024

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


  • 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.

Preparation of Goan Beef Mince Pie
Preparation of Goan Beef Mince Pie

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

Preparation of Goan Beef Mince Pie

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

Preparation of Goan Beef Mince Pie
Preparation of Goan Beef Mince Pie

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

Preparation of Goan Beef Mince Pie
Preparation of Goan Beef Mince Pie

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.

Preparation of Goan Beef Mince Pie

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.

Preparation of Goan Beef Mince Pie
Preparation of Goan Beef Mince Pie

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

Preparation of Goan Beef Mince Pie

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.

Preparation of Goan Beef Mince Pie


  • 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.
Goan Beef Mince Pie

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