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Hearty Steak Pie

10 Nov 2020

This simple steak pie will warm your cockles on a Sunday afternoon served with seasonal vegetables and roast potatoes, or make a perfect mid-week treat with thick-cut chips and gravy!

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1kg diced braising steak
  • 3 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 3 tbsp plain flour
  • 2 beef stock cubes mixed with 600ml boiling water
  • 375g of ready rolled puff pastry
  • 1 beaten egg yolk

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Heat the oven to 160°C.
  2. Heat half the oil in a large dish.
  3. Brown the meat in the oil and then set aside.
  4. Add the onions to the oil, adding more oil if needed, and cook on a low heat until browned.
  5. Scatter in the flour, stirring until it turns brown.
  6. Return the meat and any juices to the pan and stir.
  7. Add the stock and season to taste, bring to a simmer.
  8. Remove dish from the heat, and bake for 2 hours, until the meat is tender.
  9. Brush the rim of a 24-26cm pie dish with the egg yolk.
  10. Remove dish from the oven and tip the contents into the pie dish.
  11. Unravel pastry, drape it over the pie dish and trim and press the edges.
  12. Use a knife to cut a couple of slits in the centre of the pie and brush the top of the pastry with the left-over egg yolk.
  13. Bake pie for 40 minutes at 220°C, until golden.
  14. Serve and enjoy!