Braised Beef with Mash, Pastry Puffs and Buttered Greens

Braised Beef with Mash, Pastry Puffs and Buttered Greens

Ready in 40 minutes Serves 4
This dish most recently appeared in My Family (5 Nights For 4) on Sunday, April 21, 2019.



  • 400g potatoes
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 Tbsp milk


  • 120g flaky puff pastry

Braised Beef

  • 1 brown onion
  • 1 pack beef spices
  • 1½ cups water
  • 1 pack beef sauce
  • 2 Tbsp tomato sauce
  • 1 pack braised beef

Buttered Veggies

  • 1 courgette
  • 250g frozen peas

Have Handy

  • oil
  • pepper
  • salt
  • butter


  1. Make mash Preheat oven to 200°C. Peel and dice potatoes and carrots. Add both to a pot with a pinch of salt and cover with hot tap water. Cook on high, covered, for about 20 minutes, until very soft. Drain well then mash with milk and a knob of butter. Season to taste. Cover to keep warm.
  2. Prep pastry and onion Bring a pot of hot water to the boil. Cut pastry into 4 pieces and place on a lined oven tray. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until puffed and golden. Check regularly to avoid burning. Finely dice onion.
  3. Make braised beef Heat a drizzle of oil in a fry-pan on medium-high heat. Cook onion for 3-4 minutes, until golden. Add beef spices and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds.
  4. Add water, beef sauce and tomato sauce and bring to a simmer. Stir in beef and simmer gently for 5-7 minutes, until beef is hot and sauce has reduced. Season.
  5. Cook veggies Thinly slice courgette. Add with peas to pot of boiling water and cook for about 3 minutes, until bright green and tender. Drain then toss with a knob of butter. Season to taste.
  6. Serve mash, braised beef and pastry puff with veggies.

Nutritional Information

Energy 2040 kj
488 kcal
Protein 36.6g
Carbohydrate 43.0g
Fat 17.2g