• 1 recipe Kiwi Mince and Beans
  • ½ cup grated tasty cheese (about 50g)
  • 1-2 sheets sheets ready rolled flaky puff pastry (depending on the size of the dish being used)
  • milk or beaten egg for glazing

1. Preheat oven to 200°C (fan bake). Prepare Kiwi Mince & Beans according to recipe. Stir in grated cheese at the end of cooking. Spoon into a deep pie dish. Set aside to cool completely.

2. Once the filling is cold, wet the edges of the pie dish with cold water. Place the pastry sheet over the pie dish, joining the 2 sheets together if necessary*, leaving about 2cm hanging over the sides. Push the pastry down on the sides of the dish to seal. Roughly fold the overhanging pastry back onto the pie top, to create a double edge. Make a couple of cuts in the top of the pastry. Brush the top with a little milk or beaten egg.

3. Bake for 10 minutes at 200°C. Reduce temperature to 180°C and cook a further 15-20 minutes until the filling is hot and pastry golden. Serve with your favourite vegetables.

*Cut enough of the second sheet of pastry as needed. Overlap the pastry onto the first sheet, brushing the edge with a little cold water to ensure the pastry sticks together.

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Always put pastry into a hot oven, this will ensure that the pastry rises. Reducing the heat after 10 minutes or so will enable the filling to heat through and avoid the pastry burning.

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Reviews (9)

Lindsay's Review | Rating

Where is the mince and beans recipe?

Reply from The Food in a Minute team

Hi Lindsay, if you click on "Kiwi Mince & Beans" on the method, it should take you to the recipe page. Hope this helps!

Reply from The Food in a Minute team

Hi Lindsay, you should now be able to click on the "Kiwi Mince & Beans" recipe on the ingredients which also takes you to the recipe page :)

Barbara's Review | Rating

A quick throw together meal for the family, it is tasty, filling and wonderful for a winter's night. I will be making this again tonight for dinner.

Andrew's Rating
Denise's Review | Rating

Like LindsayI cant bring up the recipe clicked on the method no result, Denise

Miriam's Review | Rating

Like Lindsay said - where is the mince and beans recipe - I clicked on the Kiwi Mince & Beans but nothing happened. Sounds good though!

Carol's Review | Rating

I can't find the recipe either, only the ingredients. Carol

Fiona's Review | Rating

Why not just put the complete recipe on the first page? What a hassle having to go to separate pages :-(

Reply from The Food in a Minute team

Hi Fiona, the Rustic, Mince, Beans 'n Cheese Pie is just one of the recipe ideas you can use using the Kiwi Mince & Beans base recipe which is why we have created it separately :)

Anna's Review | Rating

Love this recipe, really tasty result.

Cushla's Review | Rating

My four kids love this recipe! Easy to make and we always double the amount so there's enough for leftovers the next day. I usually add a touch of chilli powder to the meat mixture for a little heat but it's also good without.