with broccoli

Mate's meat pie


Broccoli pie with blue cheese

  • 500 GRAM FLOUR
  • 1/2 CUP MILK
  • 1 TSP SALT
  • 1 ONION, chopped
  • 100 GRAM BACON, cubed
  • 1 1/2 CUP BEEF STOCK
  • 1/2 CUP BEER
  • 300 GRAM FLOUR
  • 150 GRAM BUTTER, cold and cubed
  • 4 EGGS
  • 100 GRAM BLUE CHEESE, cubed
  • 2 HAMBURGERS, cubed
  • 300 GRAM BROCCOLI, cut in florets

Heat the milk with half a cup of water, 150 gram butter and the salt to the boiling point. Switch off the heat and add the flour; stir well. Leave the dough for one hour. Divide the dough into two pieces and roll these out. Line a pie mold with one half of the dough. In the meantime, fry the beef in the remaining butter until it is brown on all sides. Heat the beef stock and add this; simmer for 2 hours. Take out the meat and cut it into cubes. Fry the bacon and the onion for five minutes; add the beef cubes and the beef stock. Stir the beer and the 2 tbsp flour well together and add this to the meat. Heat slowly for a few minutes and stir. Put this mixture in the pie and close it with the remaining dough. Bake the pie for 45 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius.

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Mix the flour with the butter and two tablespoons water; knead well. Roll this out and line a greased pie form with it. Stir fry the hamburger cubes for 5 minutes. Distribute the broccoli, the blue cheese and the hamburger cubes over the pie. Mix the eggs with the cream and pour this on top. Bake the pie for half and hour at 180 degrees Celsius.