Healthy beef and mushroom pie

Healthy beef and mushroom pie



  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 200g mushrooms, finely diced
  • 2 celery stalks, finely diced
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 400g extra lean beef mince
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 x 400g tin diced tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp freshly chopped rosemary (if you only have dried rosemary, then use about a teaspoon)
  • 1½ cups beef stock
  • 8 sheets filo pastry
  • oil spray


Heat oil in large frying pan and add onion, garlic, mushrooms and celery with a pinch of salt. Cook for 6-8 minutes until softened. Remove from pan and set aside.

Spray pan lightly with oil and add mince. Cook on medium-high until meat is browned. Return vegetables to the pan, add flour and mix through until well combined.

Stir in tinned tomatoes, rosemary and stock. Bring to the boil and reduce heat to simmer gently for 5 minutes. Remove pan from the heat and allow to cool completely. These steps can be done hours or even days before you want to make the pies.

Preheat oven to 200°C or 180°C fan-forced. Spray 5 (1½ cup capacity) ramekins with oil.

Cut a filo pastry sheet into quarters and line the first ramekin, spraying lightly with oil between each layer. Repeat with the rest of the ramekins.

Divide the beef mixture between the ramekins and fold over any filo from the sides. Spray remaining filo sheets with oil and scrunch into a loose ball. Place one on top of each pie and press down lightly to ensure it’s secure.

Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to rest for a couple of minutes before serving with salad or vegetables and your favourite sauce.

Serving Suggestions


  • A traditional meat pie will cost you around 450 calories with 25.4 grams of total fat, 11.4 grams of which is saturated fat.  This lovely Moodie pie is only 315 calories with 10 grams of total fat, 3 grams of which is saturated fat. It’s worth it to make your own!
  • *I use mini springform pans as they’re so easy to remove the pies from. You can get these from any kitchenware shop.
  • This recipe was created by Jay Rogers for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder.

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