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Steak Pie


Steak pie is a traditional meat pie served in Britain. It is made by stewing steak and beef gravy, enclosing it in a pastry shell. You can add mixed vegetables in the filling. The traditional Ireland way is to add Guinness Stout along with bacon and onions. It is commonly referred to as a Steak and Guinness Pie (or Guinness Pie for short). The dish is often served with "steak chips" (thickly sliced potatoes fried, sometimes fried in beef dripping). Steak Pies are also available from chip shops, served with normal chips, referred to in Scotland as a steak pie supper.

A steak pie supper is usually accompanied by salt and vinegar, however around Edinburgh a combination of spirit vinegar and brown sauce, known simply as "sauce" or "chippie sauce", is popular. The precise proportions of each ingredient are unique to each take-away.

Other types of steak pie are available around the world, including in Australia and New Zealand.


1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 pound cubed beef stew meat
1 large onion, chopped
1 (1 ounce) package dry mushroom gravy mix
1 cup water
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 pinch salt and pepper to taste
1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
1 egg
1 tablespoon water

  1. Directions:
    Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef stew meat, and cook until browned on the outside. Add the onion; cook and stir until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the mushroom gravy mix and 1 cup of water. Season with Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper. Turn heat to low, and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes.

  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Transfer the beef mixture to a casserole dish. Roll out the puff pastry to cover the top of the casserole dish. Press edges onto the rim of the dish to seal. Whisk together the egg and 1 tablespoon of water in a small cup using a fork. Brush over the top of the pastry.

  3. Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until the pastry is puffed and golden brown.

This is a really flexible crust. Veggie pot pie, sweet pies, veggie pasties, this does it all. Share and Enjoy: