TV's Pie Man Andy Bates' Brazilian Beef Brisket & Coffee pie recipe

Published Friday, Feb 28 2014, 20:40 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Beef and coffee might sound like a strange combination, but it really does work with this pie – trust us! Or rather, trust the expertise of TV's Pie Man, Andy Bates, star of Food Network.

With British Pie Week coming up soon (March 3-9) Andy and Food Network UK have generously shared this fabulous recipe with us. Get into the World Cup spirit early by embracing this delish Brazilian way of cooking beef.

The beef brisket is cooked in plenty of coffee, chilies and peppers. It's then topped with creamy mash and a sprinkling of melted cheese to create a really satisfying meal. Mmmmm.......

Brazilian Beef Brisket and Coffee Pie

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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1.5kg beef brisket, cut into large chunks
  • 75g plain flour
  • Sea salt and black pepper
  • 2 onions, pealed and finely sliced
  • 3 gloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 3 red peppers, deseeded and diced
  • 2 dried ancho chillies, soaked in boiling water until soft then roughly chopped.
  • 400 millilitres dry white wine
  • 500 millilitres freshly brewed coffee
  • 2 x 400 millilitres cans black-eyed beans, drained and rinsed Small bunch coriander, roughly chopped
  • For the cassava mash:
  • 1kg cassava, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 50 millilitres double cream
  • 100g mature cheddar cheese, grated


1 Heat the oil in a large, heavy based casserole. Toss the beef in seasoned flour and fry in batches until golden brown all over.

2 Add a little more oil to the pan then add the onions and fry for 5 minutes until softened. Add the garlic, peppers and ancho chilli and fry for a further 5 minutes.

3 Add the wine, bring to the boil and cook for 5 minutes to burn off the alcohol.

4 Return the beef to the pan, pour over the coffee and bring to a simmer. Cover and cook for 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Stir through the chopped coriander and season to taste.

5 Meanwhile, boil the cassava in a large pan of salted boiling water for 20 minutes until soft. Drain thoroughly then mash with the butter cream.

6 Spoon half of the mash into the bottom of a heatproof serving dish, top with the beef and spoon the sauce over the top.

7 Top the beef with the remaining mash, sprinkle with cheese and cook under a hot grill for 5 minutes until the cheese is golden and bubbling.

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

2 hours, 20 minutes

Nutrition Information

Serves 6

Andy Bates' Brazilian Street Feasts airs on Food Network on weeknights at 8pm.

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