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Cowboy pie recipe

Cowboy pie recipe

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Make Friday a pie day! This hearty American-inspired cowboy pie is a new family favourite the kids will love. Take tins of baked beans and combine with sausages and smoky BBQ sauce, then top with cheesy mash and bake until bubbling for winter comfort food. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 5 mins to prepare and 40 mins to cook
  • 808 calories / serving


  • 8 Cumberland sausages
  • 900g frozen mashed potato
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 x 420g tins baked beans
  • 2 tbsp BBQ sauce
  • 50g mature Cheddar, coarsely grated
  • 400g frozen garden peas
If you don't have any Cheddar, try using another hard cheese

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    30g 42%
  • Saturates

    12g 62%
  • Sugars

    27g 30%
  • Salt

    4.2g 70%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 97.7g Protein 31.5g Fibre 21.4g


  1. Preheat the grill to high. Place the frozen sausages on a non-stick baking tray and grill for 20 mins, turning frequently, until evenly golden and cooked through. Cut into bite-sized pieces on a slight diagonal.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the mashed potato according to pack instructions. Set aside.  
  3. Heat the oil in a frying pan over a high heat. Fry the onions and garlic for 5-6 mins until lightly golden. Remove from the heat and stir through the sausages, baked beans and BBQ sauce and season. Tip into a large ovenproof dish.
  4. Top with the mashed potato, swirling it with a fork to encourage a crispy finish. Sprinkle over the cheese and grill for 10 mins until golden and bubbling. 
  5. Meanwhile, cook the peas in a pan of boiling, salted water for 3-5 mins until tender. Drain and serve with the cowboy pie. 

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