Beef Plait Recipe



Beef Plait Recipes

Ingredients :

15ml oil

450g minced beef

2 leeks, sliced

15ml tomato purée

15ml chopped fresh rosemary

25g plain flour

150ml beef stock

450g prepared short crust pastry

25g freshly grated Cheddar Cheese

1 egg, beaten

Method :
  1. Preheat the oven to 375F, Gas 5.
  2. Heat the oil in a large pan, add the minced beef and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in the leeks, tomato purée and fresh rosemary.
  4. Season well to taste.
  5. Add the flour and cook for 1 minute.
  6. Stir in the stock gradually and cook for a further 20 minutes.
  7. Roll out the prepared pastry onto a lightly floured surface to a large rectangle about 30 x 25cm or 12 x 10" size.
  8. Place the minced beef mixture in the center of the pastry along the length.
  9. Top with the grated cheese.
  10. Make parallel diagonal cuts either side of the filling, fold in each pastry end and then alternate pastry strips.
  11. Brush with beaten egg and cook for 40 minutes.

This is an attractive alternative to a minced beef pie. The plaited pastry contains a flavorful filling and is topped with cheese.

Serves 4 - 6


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