Paddy's garlic and curry pie

Serves 4 Prep time 1 hr 25 mins


Paddy Bradshaw, our brilliant grandmother, used to cook in a good old-fashioned English style. We've done our best to recreate this classic of hers, although we know that only our Gran could give this pie that special something.



  • 750g minced beef
  • 2 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1-2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 150ml beef stock
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 carrot chopped
  • 1 apple chopped
  • 1 teaspoon mixed herbs
  • 1 teaspoon tomato purée
  • One packet ready-to-roll puff pastry


  1. Sauté the onions and garlic in oil.
  2. Brown the mince and then add in the chopped carrot, apple, tomato puree, herbs and curry powder.
  3. Stir in a tablespoon of flour and cook for one minute, then add the beef stock and simmer covered for approximately 30 minutes.
  4. Season to taste.
  5. Line a greased pie dish with the pastry, leaving enough pastry to cover the top of the pie.
  6. Spoon in the filling evenly and cover with remaining pastry, crimping the edges, prick the top and brush with a beaten egg yolk and bake for approx. 25-30 minutes at 200°C.