As a goalkeeper for a top UK soccer team, I revel in my nickname as the "pie man". This is my favourite post match pie. Enjoy with a pint of scrumpy.
This pie freezes well - simply assemble the pie and freeze before baking. Once you're ready to bake, simply throw it in the oven straight from the freezer.
Something else. This pie tastes a whole lot better if you braise the beef for about an hour with some beef stock to cover beef makes the meat a lot more tender otherwise be prepared to chew! - 12 Feb 2009
I loved this hearty comfort food meat pie, but I did cook the meat well beforehand as others have suggested. - 12 Mar 2015
You cant cook braising steak till its brown then just put it in a pie, it'll be like shoe leather. It needs cooking for at least an hour and a half. - 11 Oct 2014