This classic kiwi favourite is sure to make the whole family happy or cook them up in individual tins and pop them in a freezer ready to go.
Heat the oven to 200C.
Heat oil in a large pan over medium heat and add the onion, carrot, celery. Cook for around 5 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Add the thyme, garlic and Mushroom & Hemp Magic Mince to the pan. Break up the mince and cook for 7-8 minutes until caramalised. Stir in the flour and cook for another 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Gradually add the stock, water, worcestershire sauce, mushrooms and bay leaves, stirring constantly. Cook for 6-8 minutes. Add peas and parsley and stir to combine. Add a little more water or stock to achieve a good pie filling consistency if necessary.
Take a large 22cm pie pot upside down on the pastry and cut a circle 1 cm wider than the pot lip. Fill the pie dish with filling, sprinkle over cheese (if using), and lay pastry on top. Press the edges of the pastry on the side of the ramekin or dish with a fork. Cut a small slit in each pastry top. Brush with egg wash and bake for 20 minutes or until golden.
Serve with mashed potatoes or a green salad.