Moist and windy climate means an enormous consolation meals cook-off is on the playing cards… No matter your pie choice, we’ve acquired you coated with our tasty, slimming-friendly variations of your favourites – simply add mushy peas (and possibly a portion of Slimming World chips?) for the pie-fect plate!
When you completely can have pastry pies on the Slimming World plan, selecting a potato-topped one can hold the dish actually low in Syns or, even higher, Free. That’s as a result of potatoes are on our checklist of unbelievable Free Meals, which may be eaten in limitless quantities, so there’s no weighing, no measuring and no worries about consuming to fulfill your urge for food.
High tip: For those who fancy a tasty twist, swap spuds for mashed candy potatoes, butternut squash or celeriac as a substitute
serves 8 (recipe makes two pies, serving 4 every – best for giant households or an excellent batch-cook)
2½ Syns per serving
prepared in 2 hours
What you want:
low-calorie cooking spray
1kg lean beef mince (5% fats or much less)
2 onions, finely chopped
3 carrots, finely chopped
3 celery sticks, finely chopped
3 degree tbsp plain flour
1 tbsp tomato purée
5 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
4 sprigs of contemporary thyme
850ml scorching beef inventory
inexperienced cabbage, cored, shredded and steamed, to serve
For the topping:
1.8kg floury potatoes, similar to Desiree, minimize into massive chunks
8 spring onions, thinly sliced, reserving some to serve
2 tbsp mustard powder
2 massive eggs, crushed
100g reduced-fat extra-mature Cheddar, grated
What you do:
1. Spray a big non-stick saucepan with low-calorie cooking spray and place over a medium-high warmth. Fry the mince in batches, draining off any extra fats, and transferring to a bowl as soon as browned. Add the onions, carrots and celery to the pan with a mug of water and prepare dinner over a medium-low warmth for 20 minutes.
2. Stir within the flour and tomato purée, then the mince, Worcestershire sauce, thyme and inventory. Simmer gently, uncovered, for 45 minutes (the gravy ought to have thickened – if not, bubble for a bit of longer).
3. In the meantime, for the topping, boil the potatoes for 12-Quarter-hour till tender, drain and tip again into the saucepan. Add the spring onions and mustard powder and mash effectively. Go away to chill for 10 minutes, then mash within the eggs and season frivolously.
4. Preheat your oven to 220°C/fan 200°C/gasoline 7. Spoon half the meat combination into an A4-size baking dish and the remaining right into a freezerproof baking dish, then divide over the mash. Go away the pie within the freezerproof dish to chill for freezing. Evenly sprinkle half the cheese over the opposite pie and bake for 25-Half-hour. Scatter over the reserved spring onions and serve 1 / 4 per individual with the cabbage. While you’re able to prepare dinner the opposite pie, sprinkle over the remaining cheese as soon as the pie is defrosted and prepare dinner as per the primary pie.
For the pie-purists who love a pastry prime, we’ve acquired the best pie so that you can attempt. Select a lattice-top for a lighter pie – or plump for a correct pastry lid… the selection is yours!
For those who fancy a change, change the meat with skinless hen breast, or go away the meat out utterly (you might add cubes of peeled potato or candy potato as a substitute).
Deliciously Free aspect dishes
Nearly all greens – together with mushy peas – are Free Meals, so you may add as a lot to your plate as you want.
Potatoes cooked with out fats are additionally a Free Meals. Chipped, boiled, baked, mashed or roasted… the selection is yours!
MORE FOR MEMBERS: Nonetheless looking for your dream Pie Week recipe? Our member web site is full of concepts, from a spicy cowboy pie to a fisherman’s feast – and we’ve even acquired pies for pudding!