Saturday, 25 September 2010

Beef & Guinness Pie



these simple little pies are easy to make (I bought my pastry but you could make your own) & delicious, great for a cold night, which is just as well because Melbourne still hasn't warmed up much seeing its spring!





Ingredients (serves 8)

  • 2 kg diced chuck steak
  • 3 sliced onions
  • 4 crushed cloves garlic
  • 1 tbs oil
  • 2/3 cup plain flour
  • 400ml Guinness
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • Ready-rolled puff pastry
  • 1 beaten egg

Method

  1. Brown 2kg diced chuck steak in hot oil. Set aside. Cook 3 sliced onions and 4 crushed cloves garlic in 1 tbs oil until golden. Sprinkle in 2/3 cup plain flour and cook for 1 min.

  2. Return meant and juices to pan, add 400ml Guinness and 2 cups beef stock. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat, simmer for 2 hours until tender and sauce has thickened.

  3. Preheat oven to 200°C. Spoon beef mixture into eight 250ml ovenproof ramekins. Cut out eight circles of ready-rolled puff pastry to cover. Press firmly onto dishes and seal. Brush with 1 beaten egg, place on a tray and bake for 25 minutes until golden.

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