This is another recipe from the Women’s Week Let’s Go Greek supplement. It uses fillo pastry, but you could change that to shortcrust or puff if you wanted to. The fillo would be lighter, but the others would still make a good pie.
I suppose this pie recipe should now be called Beef and Red Wine Pie, but as this recipe was published back in the ’70s before the labelling laws changed and only wine from the Burgundy region of France could be called that, I think I can leave it as Burgundy. I don’t think it matters too much which grape variety of red wine you use for the recipe, but it should be wine that’s worth drinking and of course a good cook should always sample it before adding it!!!!!!
I like the sound of this – steak, onion, mushroom and red wine topped with potato, don’t think you can go wrong with that combination. I would suggest though that if you don’t have an ovenproof pan it would be better to transfer the meat to an casserole dish as I don’t think the potato cook all the way through under the grill.
This is an early version of homemade Chinese chicken and almonds, before woks were a common household utensil, before you could buy a chicken already cooked from the supermarket and before you could buy cooked rice from the freezer or shelf. A great example of how things have changed in the last 40+ years.
You can tell that this is a ’70s recipe by the picture. It doesn’t look particularly appetizing I’ll admit, but when you realize that it’s just a bolognese sauce with eggs on top it makes more sense. I’d definitely be sprinkling the grated cheese and bacon on top though as that might make it look a bit better.