Cheap, nutritious and very filling. Serve with some good freshly made mustard.
Cut up the cowheel and onion, cover with water or veal or chicken stock and simmer for about 2 hours until tender.
Strain the cowheel, reserving the stock. Arrange in alternate layers with the cooked butter beans in a greased pie-dish, seasoning each layer with salt and pepper and moistening with stock.
Rub the butter into the flour with a pinch of salt and mix to a soft dough with cold water. Roll out rather larger than the dish, damp the edges of the dish, and cover with the pastry. Make a hole in the centre, trim with pastry leaves, decorate the edges and brush the top with milk or egg.
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