About this recipe:My cow pie. The kids will love this. It can be eaten with or without pastry cow shapes. A pack of ready-made shortcrust pastry works, too. Serve with chips and peas or mash and veg. This can be eaten the same day. But I find if it's done the day before it thickens up overnight.
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Method Prep:15min › Cook:30min › Ready in:45min
Fry onion in a little oil until soft, then add mince and fry until brown.
Add soup and baked beans. Bring slowly to the boil, turn down and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally so it doesn't stick to bottom of pan.
Turn the mixture into ovenproof dish, let it cool, then put in fridge covered with cling film or foil overnight.
The next day, preheat the oven to 200 C / Gas 6. Place the uncovered cow pie in the oven. After 20 to 30 minutes turn the oven down to 180 C / Gas 4 so the cow pie doesn't boil. It only needs to be warmed through.
Mix flour, lard and salt and add a small amount of water to bring the dough together into a ball. Roll out to 5mm thickness and cut cow shapes with cutters, or simple rounds will do.
Remove the cow pie from the oven and make sure it is heated through. Then lay the pastry shapes on top of the cow pie and bake until they are golden brown.