Comfort food for winter days. It's also perfect for entertaining because you can prepare the filling in advance and leave the baking until 45 minutes until you plan to serve. (You should give the pie an extra 5-10 minutes if you're starting with a cold filling.) Serve with baked or mashed potatoes.
Something else. Cooking time for beef needs at least another hour, unless it's cut into 1cm cubes - 26 Oct 2009
I am in the middle of making this recipe and I find the instructions incomplete. At no stage does it mention when you add the cooked carrots, leeks, and onions back into the pan. Nor does it tell you when to add the Thyme. I also agree with the other review that it needs overall more time to cook and prepare. This is a two-day recipe but also, you need to add time to prepare all the cut ingredients, which I don't think is factored into the time indicated on this recipe. On the plus side, the sauce tastes great and I can't wait to see and taste the finished product. I'm considering adding a photo when all is said and done, followed by another review! Bon appetite! - 05 Jan 2013
Made a big pie using this recipe but without carrots due to not having any in. It went down very well at our dinner party and will definitely make it again. - 21 Feb 2012