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August 3, 2012

Tomato Beef Pie with Scone Topping

All you need to serve with this dish, is a crispy salad.

I guess this falls under Cottage (Shepherd) Pies as well, just a different topping. The filling can be used in so many ways - baked in Puff Pastry as individual hand pies, great on our South African Vetkoeke, over rice or mashed potatoes (or mashed potatoes as a topping), in small muffins sized pastry cups or as a sandwich.

The filling can easily be doubled or tripled - use as needed and freeze the leftovers.

I have my one eye on my laptop typing this post and one eye on the Olympics! Are you watching?

Tomato Beef Pie with Scone Topping:

1 Large Onion, chopped
2 t Garlic, crushed
1 Green Bell Pepper, chopped
125g Bacon Bits
750g Ground Beef
2 Carrots, peeled and grated
1 Can (410g) Chopped Tomatoes
2 TB Tomato Paste
1 t Dry Basil
1/4 t Nutmeg
1 t Sugar
Salt and freshly ground Black Pepper, to taste

3 cups Cake Flour
4 t Baking Powder
2 t Salt
2/3 cups Oil
2 Eggs, beaten
2/3 cups Milk

1.) Pre-heat oven to 220 deg  (425 deg F) - Spray a large oven dish with Spray 'N Cook.
2.) Heat a little Oil in a large pan over medium heat - Saute the Onion, Garlic and Green Bell Pepper until soft - add the Bacon and fry until cooked. Add the Ground Beef and stir-fry until cooked.
3.) Add the Carrots, Can of Tomatoes, Tomato Paste, Basil, Nutmeg and Sugar to the meat mixture.
4.) Season with Salt and Black Pepper - simmer 20 minutes.
5.) Meanwhile make the mixture for the scone topping - Sift together the Cake Flour, Baking Powder and Salt - Beat the Oil, Eggs and Milk until well mixed - add the Oil mixture to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined - do not overmix.
6.) Transfer the Meat to the prepared oven dish and drop large spoon fulls of the Scone batter on top (The Scone rises quite a bit, do not pack too closely).
7.) Bake 30 minutes until golden brown.

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  1. Thanks for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends, Linda. This looks like a dish my family would really enjoy! We don't have have "outside tv" so we're not watching the Olympics. I get my updates via the internet :)

  2. My fiance would love this one! Thanks for sharing on Southern Sundays!

  3. thanks for linking this in, Linda. Have a great weekend


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