Recipe: game pie with puff pastry lid

A tasty yet easy-to-make mixed game pie recipe, serves 4, ideal family winter warmer!

A tasty yet easy-to-make mixed game pie recipe, serves 4, ideal family winter warmer! - Credit: Archant

In honour of British Pie Week, online game dealer Wild & Game have provided a mouth-watering mixed game pie recipe for you to cook at home

Game pie recipe - serves 4

Recipe courtesy of Wild & Game

Ingredients - game pie

* 500g Wild and Game game mix

* 150ml red wine

* 500ml beef Stock

* 1.5 tbsp redcurrant jelly

* 1 tbsp mushroom ketchup

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* 80g bacon lardons

* 2 tbsp plain flour

* 1 clove of garlic, minced

* 1 tsp mixed dried herbs

* 150g mushrooms, sliced

* 1 medium onion, sliced

* 1 bay leaf

* Olive oil

* Salt and pepper to taste

* 1 pack roll-out puff pastry

* 1 egg

Method - game pie

1. Pre-heat the oven to 150C, gas mark 2

2. Toss the meat in the flour

3. Heat a couple of glugs of olive oil in a pan and fry the onion until soft

4. Add the bacon and cook for a few minutes until lightly cooked

5. Add the mushrooms and cook until soft

6. Add the meat and cook until browned. Towards the end, add the garlic for and cook for a minute before moving on to the next step

7. Add the wine and stir, bubbling for a few minutes

8. Add the stock, bay leaf and herbs. Heat until bubbling

9. Place a lid on the pan and cook in the oven for 2 hours or until the meat is tender. Take the lid off part way through but keep checking to ensure it doesn’t reduce too much. Add water if necessary

10. Remove from the oven and turn the heat up to 220C, gas mark 7

11. Place the game stew in a pie dish. Top with the pastry and brush with beaten egg

12. Cook for about 10-15 minutes or until browned

13. Serve with vegetables of your choice