Beef & Vegetable Pasties

Happy New Year everyone! Amanda from Simple Home Cook here to give you some easy recipes to start off your 2016.

My first recipe for Be A Fun Mum this year is ‘Beef and Vegetable Pasties’. Not as easy as a bakery bought pasty but it is still an easy meal which is a whole lot cheaper and at least you know what the ingredients are.

It is a great meal for any night of the week which goes perfect with a side of mashed veges. I usually make a double batch and keep them in the freezer for that night when I get home late from after school activities.

Put it on your menu this year!


Amanda (Simple Home Cook)

Beef & vegetable pasties

Easy family dinner - Beef and Vegetable Pastie

Preparation time: 25 mins

Cooking time: 20 mins

Makes 8 pasties


  • 1 Tbspn oil
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 500g lean beef mince
  • 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 Tbspn cornflour
  • ¾ cup beef stock
  • 1/3 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp worcestershire sauce
  • pinch salt
  • 4 sheets puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 egg, beaten (optional)

Easy family dinner - Beef and Vegetable Pastie

  1. Line 2 large oven trays with baking paper.
  1. Heat oil in a frypan over medium to high heat. Add onion & cook until soft. Add mince & cook for 3 mins. Break up lumps with the end of a whisk if required. This works a treat and avoids having big chunks in your pasties. Add vegetables & cook for an additional 2 mins.

Easy family dinner - Beef and Vegetable Pastie

  1. Mix cornflour & 1 Tbspn of beef stock to make a paste. Add cornflour paste, stock, sauces & salt to the mince mixture. Bring to boil & reduce to a simmer for 5 mins or until thick. Allow mixture to cool.

Easy family dinner - Beef and Vegetable Pastie

  1. While meat mixture is cooling, cut each pastry sheet into 2 triangles.
  1. Place a large spoonful of filling onto each triangle & fold in half. Completely seal the edges to avoid leakages.

Easy family dinner - Beef and Vegetable Pastie

Easy family dinner - Beef and Vegetable Pastie

  1. Place the pasties onto lined oven trays. Cover with foil & refrigerate until required.

Easy family dinner - Beef and Vegetable Pastie

Easy family dinner - Beef and Vegetable Pastie


  1. Preheat oven to 220°C. Brush top of pasties with a beaten egg. This step is optional. The egg makes the top of the pasties golden and flaky but is not essential. Cook, uncovered in preheated oven for 20 mins or until golden.

Easy family dinner - Beef and Vegetable Pastie


  • Vegetables can be thawed & mashed before adding to mince.
  • Add bacon & mushrooms for a richer flavour.


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Post written by Amanda Arnold

My name is Amanda and I am passionate about simple, quick and affordable recipes that anyone can make. I have a facebook page called ‘Simple home cook’ where I share my recipes which will get you through your busy week that won’t break your budget. Please head over and check out my FB pages ‘Simple home cook’ and ‘ALDI home cook’.


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Amanda started on this journey when her 3rd child was born, and feeding a family of 5 became even more of a challenge with three children under 3 1/2 years of age! She started working on a list of recipes that were simple and affordable that she could make ahead of time so she wasn’t stuck in the kitchen at 5pm when the household duties kicked up a notch. Amanda’s goal is to create simple meals that anyone can cook and enjoy without spending hours in the kitchen. Her recipes are perfect for that busy weeknight dinner, snacks to fill the lunch boxes or for students learning to cook. It’s simple home cooking at its best to free up your time to enjoy the fun things in life — your kids! Check out her cookbooks at and her Simple Home Cook Facebook page here:

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