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How to make meat and potato pie

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How to make meat and potato pie

This is one of my favourite pies: a great, no-nonsense recipe that does exactly what it says on the tin, and is all the better for it. I use chuck steak (also known as braising steak), which has lots of flavour, and two types of potato: a floury variety, which falls apart and thickens the gravy, and a waxier type that holds its shape to provide texture.

Ingredients

For the filling

  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 700g/1lb 9oz chuck steak (braising steak), cut into 4-5cm/1½-2in chunks
  • 400g/14oz waxy potatoes, such as Charlotte, peeled and cut into 4cm/1½oz chunks
  • 400g/14oz floury potatoes, such as Desiree, peeled and cut into 4cm/1½oz chunks
  • salt and pepper

For the suet crust