Spooky Scotch Beef & Pumpkin Pies

Spooky Scotch Beef & Pumpkin Pies

Serves 8


  • 250 g diced Scotch Beef PGI for casserole

  • 1 tbsp flour

  • 2 tbsp oil

  • 1 onion, finely chopped

  • 1 stick celery, finely chopped

  • 200ml beef stock

  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 tbsp tomato puree

  • 1 tsp brown sugar

  • 175 g butternut squash or pumpkin, flesh only, cut into small chunks

  • 500 g shortcrust pastry

  • 1 egg, beaten

Cooking Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 150°C/130°C fan.
  2. Put the beef in a bowl, sprinkle on the flour and season. Toss to coat.
  3. Heat oil in a large casserole dish, cook the beef over a high heat until just browned then transfer to a bowl.
  4. Add the onion and celery to the casserole dish and cook until soft. Transfer the meat back to casserole dish.
  5. Stir in the tomato puree, Worcestershire sauce and brown sugar. Next add the beef stock and bring to the boil then cook in the oven for 1 hour 45 minutes.
  6. Add the squash and cook for another 30mins, until the meat is tender. Leave to cool.
  7. While the meat is cooking, flour a work surface and roll out the pastry thinly. Cut out 8x10cm rounds and 8 x 11.5 cm rounds.
  8. Cut jack-o-lantern faces in the smaller rounds. Put the rounds on a plate with a piece of baking paper between each one. Cover with cling foil and chill.
  9. Turn up the heat to 200°C/180°C fan.
  10. Use the larger pastry rounds to line 8 Yorkshire pudding tins. Fill with beef mixture. Brush the edges with egg. Put the pastry lids on top, brush with egg and bake for 20-25 minutes. Enjoy!

Where can I buy Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb and Specially Selected Pork?

Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork are available at most supermarkets, usually at the butcher counter. Just ask the counter staff if you’re not sure.

You can also buy Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork at independent butchers.

Find your nearest at our sister site below.

Scotch Butchers Club

If you’re not in the mood for cooking, Scotch Beef PGI is also served at many quality restaurants. Find one near you at our sister site below.

Scotch Beef Club

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