corned beef pie

What's for Dinner! - Corned Beef

Photo from Paul Townsend

This one is a real blast from the past. I used to make it quite often back in the 70s and 80s, but I’m not sure when I last made it. Years and years, for sure. I┬áhad a bowl of cooked potatoes in the fridge, and thought “why not?”.

So: cut an onion in half, and slice it thinly. Set it to soften in some olive oil, and when it has, add the contents of a tin of corned beef, cubed. The corned beef will make a sort of mush with the onion, and you could add some frozen mixed veg or something if you liked.

Make some cheese sauce – a packet would do, I guess. Put the corned beef in the bottom of an ovenproof dish*, pour the sauce over. Mash the potatoes with a little milk and butter, and put them on the top. Serve with frozen peas.

It’s surprisingly nice. Trust me.

*I used my little Remoska, but hardly anyone has one of those, as Lakeland stopped selling that size.