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Lamb and vegetable filo pie

14
14
14
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
45 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
There’s nothing more Aussie than the humble meat pie, but we’ve made this old classic a little more exotic and better-for-you. A hearty filling of lamb, pumpkin and spinach is encased in wonderfully flaky filo that will make these pies a family favourite.

Ingredients

Pumpkin

300 g, peeled, cut into 1.5 cm

Olive oil

1 tbs

Brown onion

1 medium, finely chopped

Garlic

2 clove(s), crushed

Lamb mince

500 g

Tomato paste

2 tbs

Dried oregano

1 tsp

Ground cinnamon

tsp

Baby spinach leaves

60 g

Uncooked filo pastry

4 sheet(s)

Oil spray

5 x 3 second spray(s)

Fresh coriander

1 tbs, leaves to serve

Instructions

  1. Steam pumpkin over a saucepan of boiling water for 10 minutes or until tender. Drain. Cool.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large deep non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Cook onion, stirring, for 5 minutes or until softened. Add crushed garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add lamb and cook, breaking up lumps with a wooden spoon, for 5 minutes or until browned and liquid has evaporated. Stir in tomato paste, oregano, cinnamon and spinach until wilted. Transfer to a large wide bowl. Add pumpkin and set aside to cool completely.
  3. Preheat oven to 200°C and line a 20cm pie dish or cake tin with baking paper, allowing the sides to overhang. Lay out 1 sheet of filo and lightly spray with oil. Top with a second sheet, placed at a 90-degree angle. Lightly spray with oil. Lay a third sheet diagonally across and lightly spray with oil. Top with remaining filo, at a 90-degree angle. Lightly spray with oil. Lay pastry stack into dish, allowing pastry to hang over sides.
  4. Spoon filling into dish. Fold sides of pastry over to cover filling. Lightly spray with oil. Bake for 30 minutes, loosely covering top with foil after 20 minutes if overbrowning. Stand for 5 minutes, then use baking paper to lift pie out of dish. Top with coriander.

Notes

SERVING SUGGESTION: Steamed broccolini. TIP: In place of lamb, try lean chicken breast mince or lean beef mince