the pumpkin curry thread has inspired a winter recipes thread.
here is a red wine and thyme meat pie that is to die for...
500 g beef - cubed - i use rump
3/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt and pepper
3/4 cup chicken stock
1 cup red wine
1 tsp tomato paste
1 tsp brown sugar
coat meat with flour and salt and pepper mix
heat butter and oil and brown meat in batches for 5 minutes
add more butter and oil for each batch to cook
place browned meat to the side on a plate
cook onion and mushrooms for 4-5 minutes
add meat back to pan
add chicken stock, red wine, tomato paste and brown sugar.
add thyme and bayleaves
cook 1 hour over low heat stirring regularly... it will thicken so yummy.
cool meat mixture on flat plate
assemble meat mixture into pastry.
cook 200 degrees for 15 minutes
then cook 150 degrees for 20 minutes.