British Beef and Ale Pie

READY IN: 8hrs 15mins
Recipe by Cook4_6

This is my tribute to my recent trip to London. I had something similar in a small pub, and it was my favorite meal in the grand ol' city! The first time I made this I used cream of mushroom soup and 1 Tablespoon of beef boullion in place of the beefy mushroom soup.

Top Review by Satyne

This was lovely. We actually used a pressure cooker which cut the cooking time to approx 3 hours (big timer saver there) although I imagine this won't have effected the flavour at all. I was forced to make a couple of small changes unfortunately but I do not believe this will have made an impact. Used Cajun seasoning in place of steak as I couldn't find my steak seasoning and used cream of mushroom soup as I was unable to find a beefy mushroom soup. I served up my pies in ramekins and opted not to precook the pastry, but instead cooked the pastry on the ramekins. All in all a yummy, hearty dish that we all enjoyed. Made for Phototag Summer.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 -3 lbs beef roast
  • 14 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon steak seasoning (I use Famous Dave's)
  • 2 large onions
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 34 cup carrot, baby
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 12 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 pint beef stock
  • 10 12 ounces beefy mushroom soup
  • 12 ounces ale
  • salt and pepper
  • 14 cup flour
  • pastry dough, puff ready made


  1. Mix flour and seasoning in a shallow bowl.
  2. Coat beef on all sides (if roast is large, cut in 2 or 3 pieces so it fits in crock pot). Toss out remaining flour mixture.
  3. Brown the beef on all sides, remove.
  4. Rough chop onions and garlic and add to the pan, heating until soft.
  5. Place beef, carrots, onions/garlic, ale and beef stock in crock pot and cook on high for 6-8 hours until it falls apart easily.
  6. Remove beef and vegetables from crock pot, reserving liquids. Pull beef into shreds, removing any fat or undesirable pieces.
  7. Melt butter in a large saute pan, and cook the mushrooms.
  8. Remove 3 cups of liquid from the crock pot and wisk in 1/4 cup flour until smooth. Add to saute pan and cook until sauce thickens. Add beefy mushroom soup. Add beef and vegetables. Maintain on low to keep warm.
  9. Prepare puff pastry as directed on the package, baking until risen and golden.
  10. Spoon beef mixture in individuals crocks/bowls and top with a single serving of puff pastry.

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