Steak & Ale Pie

Happy Australia Day! Here is an improved version of the previous meat pie, instead of minced meat, we’ll use juicy, tender steaks, with a beer or ale of your choice, I use Guinness.


You need: 1 tablespoon olive oil; 1/2 tbsp butter; 1/2 large red onion; 2 carrots; 1/4 lb mushroom; 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar; 2 cloves garlic; 1 1/2 lb skirt steak; 1tbsp black pepper; 1 tsp salt; 1 tbsp flour; 1/2 cup beef stock; 1 tbsp tomato paste; 1/2 cup dark beer or ale; 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce; 1 sheet shortcrust pastry; 1 sheet puff pastry; 1 egg

How to make this:

  1. Finely mince the red onion and garlic, roughly chop the carrots and slice the mushrooms, then heat up a pan on medium with butter, cook the onion, garlic, and carrots for 5 min, then pour in the vinegar and cook for another 7 min, until the onion are caramelized
  2. Cut the steak into strips, then toss it with some olive oil, salt, and black pepper, then in a pan heated over high heat, brown the meat for about 2 min per side, then add in the sliced mushroom to soak up all the remaining fat
  3. Pour the beer into the pan right after the meat is browned, maintain the high heat while stirring constantly in order to deglaze the pan, after about 1 min, turn the heat down to medium-high, and add the flour, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce and beef stock, stir constantly to prevent any lumps. After about 3 min (or until the sauce thickens in the pan), turn off the stove
  4. Roll the shortcrust pastry and puff pastry into the thickness of 1/4 cm, use the shortcrust pastry as the bottom and puff pastry on top, brush it with a layer of egg wash, then bake it in a 175 C or 350 F degree oven for 30 min
  5. Serve it with some chip, mashed potatoes or peas

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s