“ Manufacturer: Asda / Type: Pie „
When we were in Asda we were hunting around for a ready made pie that we could just put into the oven to cook. We come across this minced steak and onion pie with shortcrust pastry. It cost £2.97 but it looked big enough for four people so we thought we'd give it a go.
The packaging is actually a bit different from the dooyoo image, the one they are using is for an individual pie, the one I had was family sized. It came in a dark red/brown box which had a viewing window on the front so you could see what the pie inside looks like. To the right of the window it said Asda minced steak and onion shortcrust pie. Under that was the nutritional information and sell by date. The sell by date actually had six days on it, so you don't need to eat it on the day of purchase.
To cook the pie it's simple, just remove it from the box, put it onto a baking tray and leave for 35minutes. To cook it from frozen just leave it for a further 15minutes. As the pie was cooking, it smelt nice and meaty and probably as good as home cooked, after it had cooked, the pastry had turned a golden brown and all of the filling had stayed within its foil tray, there was no mess at all.
The taste of the pie was very good again, plenty of filling in a nice rich gravy, the quality of the meat was very good; no fatty or chewy bits. there was plenty of onion and tasted fairly fresh. The pastry was lovely, nice and firm and quite buttery to taste, it didn't go soggy at all even with extra gravy poured over it. Much better than expected all round.
There were only the two of us having the pie, my girlfriend only wanted quarter of it, and as you can't re heat it, i ate the remaining three quarters, filled me up to say the least!
Per 1/3 of the pie there are 594 calories, sounds a fair bit but pastry is always fattening. There are no artificial colours or flavours in the pie which is always a plus point.
The pie should be kept refrigerated, it can be frozen but should be eaten within a month. It said on the box, once cooked, do not re heat.
Overall, for £2.94 it would probably feed a family of four with some mash and veg. They are often two for £5 in Asda which makes them a great buy.