This is one of those spur-of-the-moment recipes.
I had an extra block of defrosted ready-made puff pastry, so I just made a pie lining and cover.
To make the filling, brown 1 pound of lean ground beef in olive oil. Season with thyme, parsley, tabasco, salt & pepper. When the beef is browned, add two diced onions, 3 small diced carrots, half a punnet of quartered mushrooms, one head of broccoli florets and add a bit of water. Cover and let the veg steam until tender (about 8-10 minutes).
Add the ingredients to the lined pie dish. I reused the frying pan to make some thick instant gravy (Bisto granules) and covered the veg/meat with it. Cover with the second half of the pastry and seal well. Brush with beaten egg and cook for 10 minutes in a pre-heated oven at 200C, then lower the heat to 190C for another 25 minutes.
Serve with mashed potatoes and a bit of salad and you have a quick, simple and very tasty meal!