There’s nothing better than an Aussie meat pie… except this vegetarian version!

Difficulty
Medium
Prep time
20 mins
Cook time
20 mins
Makes
12

Ingredients:

  • ½ tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium brown onion
  • 2 small carrots
  • 2 large garlic cloves
  • 500g mushrooms
  • 1 ½ cup canned lentils (just under 1 tin)
  • 2 cups reduced salt vegetable stock
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp dry thyme
  • 2 tbsp corn starch
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 puff pastry sheets (you can find these in the frozen section)
  • 1 free range egg
  • Cupcake tin

How to make it:

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Remove puff pastry sheet from freezer to thaw.
  2. Dice the onion and carrots. Wash any dirt off the mushrooms and dice. Crush the garlic cloves. Drain and rinse lentils well.
  3. Heat olive oil in a pan and cook over medium heat until onion is translucent. Add mushrooms and garlic and cook until mushrooms begin to cook down. Add lentils, vegetable stock, tomato paste, soy sauce, and thyme.
  4. Meanwhile, mix corn starch in a bowl with a small amount of water. Add to the pan and turn up heat so the mixture comes to a boil and the sauce thickens up. Remove from the heat and cover to let the flavours infuse.
  5. If needed, roll puff pastry flat. Place a jar lid or mug about 15cm in diameter upside down on the pastry sheet. Using a knife, cut around the rim. Spray the muffin tin. Place a circle of pastry into each muffin cup and gently press into the bottom and sides. Place filling into the pastry until it’s almost full.
  6. Find a jar about 10cm in diameter and cut around to make smaller circles. Place on top of the filling and fold some of the pastry underneath over the top. Cut a small x in the middle of the circle.
  7. Beat the egg in a small bowl and brush over the top of the pastry.
  8. Place muffin tin into the oven and bake for 15-20 mins or until the pastry on top is golden brown.