Spinach and Beef Layer Pie

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Marvellous Meals with Mince

Marvellous Meals with Mince

By Josceline Dimbleby

Published 2012

  • About

When I was living with my grandmother as a child the doctor told her I was anaemic so she gave me lots of spinach and watercress. Thankfully I wasn’t put off and to this day spinach is one of my favourite vegetables. I was gratified when I dreamt up this pie; it has a wonderful crunchy top and is undeniably healthy.


  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 500 g large leaf spinach, stalks removed
  • 25 g


Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil. Plunge in the spinach leaves and boil for about 30 seconds, just until the leaves are limp. Drain well, pressing with a wooden spoon to extract all the liquid.

Melt the butter in a heavy saucepan. Add the mince and stir over a high heat until the beef has separated and browned. Remove from the heat and stir in the paprika and flour. Gradual