• Makes 1
  • 2.5 hours
  • Difficulty Medium
  • 18 Ingredients


Fed up with not being able to find a beef pie recipe I liked, I played around a few times and came up with this one. The meat because its slow cooked, is so tender and melts in your mouth and its bursting with flavour.

Ingredients (makes 1 large family pie)

  • 500g beef cubed (use a cut that is ideal for slow cooking ie Gravy)
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 TBS Plain flour
  • 1/2 cup gravy
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 6 mushrooms sliced
  • 2 TBS tomato paste
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • puff pastry sheets
  • salt & pepper
  • oil
  • Garlic
  • 1 can peas (for the pee puree)
  • 3 spring onions chopped (for the pee puree)
  • 1-11/2 cups chicken stock (for the pee puree)
  • 1/2 large potato, cubed and par boiled (for the pee puree)
  • dash red wine vinegar (for the pee puree)


  1. Use a little bit of oil to lightly cook the onion and garlic. Add the beef and the flour and cook until lightly browned on all sides.
  2. Add mushrooms, red wine, Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, gravy, and beef stock, and simmer until thickened.
  3. Place mixture into a baking dish with a lid, and place into a 180 degree oven for 1 – 1.5 hours checking every 30 minutes and adding more liquid if needed.
  4. Once cooked, line a lightly greased pie dish (I used individual ones and this mix made 3) with puff pastry. Prick the bottom with a fork and blind bake for 5 minutes.
  5. Remove and fill with meat mixture. Place another piece of pastry over the top and seal the edges. Brush with beaten egg, and prick the top with a fork. Place back in to oven for a further 20 – 30 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Meanwhile, add peas, onion, garlic, chicken stock and par boiled potato cubes to a fry pan and cook until heated through and tender.
  7. Remove most of the liquid (set aside), and place pea mixture into blender and blend – adding the liquid back in slowly bit by bit, until it becomes a thickened puree.
  8. Place pea mix with a tomato sauce swirl in a bowl, and a pie on top. Enjoy!


This makes 3 large individual size pies or 1 family size pie. It's a simple recipe and having the patients to let the meat slow cook is the key to making this pie really tasty

  • Yum a beef pie with some soup sounds like a great meal will have to try this thanks


  • Lovely recipe – my mouth is salivating reading it. Thanks for sharing.


  • oh my goodness, I am drooooooooling right now.


  • The last time I had a pie floater was in Adelaide many years ago. Great memories.


  • OMG! Can not go past a good pie floater. Yum.


  • Pie floaters was our Saturday night tea in winter always. Loved the smell of the peas cooking on the wood fire all day. Xxx


  • My recipe: prepared meat pie with a tin of soup. YUMMMO


  • Really mouthwatering! You created a very nice dish there!!


  • Beautifully presented in the picture; I am excited to make these at home, thanks.


  • Well the presentation certainly looks lovely.


  • I love pies and this sounds delicious. I’ve heard of pie floaters but never knew what they were till now. Yum


  • Looks amazing! I love a good pie, yummy!


  • What an interesting looking dish!! I’ve not made my own pies, so might cheat and work with a Four ‘N Twenty pie and the rest I’ll make!!


  • Nice idea to have the pie floating in pea puree !


  • Interesting! Like a pie floater only made yourself. Love it!


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