Canteen Steak and Kidney Pie

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Total Time
3hrs 45mins
Prep
45 mins
Cook
3 hrs

Succulent beef and kidney under golden puff pastry make the Canteen Restaurant's traditional steak and kidney pie a real winner.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F Dice the vegetables and season the flour with salt, pepper and a big pinch of allspice. Toss with the beef until well coated.
  2. Heat the beef dripping in a large casserole with a well fitting lid. Fry the meat for 4-5 minutes on each side, until brown.
  3. Remove the meat from the casserole and add the diced vegetables. Cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the garlic, beer, Worcestershire sauce, dried mushrooms and stock.
  5. Return the beef to the pan and stir well, scraping any residue from the base of the pan.
  6. Add the bay leaves and thyme and bring to a simmer. Cover and transfer to the oven for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  7. Season the kidneys and add to the casserole. Return to the oven for a further 30 minutes, until the beef is tender, but not falling apart.
  8. Remove the casserole from the oven and strain the liquid into a clean pan. Cook over a gentle heat until reduced by half. Season to taste.
  9. Meanwhile, increase the oven temperature to 350°F Roll the puff pastry out on a well-floured surface. Line 6 individual pie tins, leaving a little pastry to overlap the edges. Cut out 6 lids.
  10. Fill with the beef mixture and brush the edges with beaten egg. Place lid on top and seal edges with a fork. Trim the edges with a knife. Brush the pies with beaten egg and pierce a small hole in the centres to allow steam to escape.
  11. Bake for 35 minutes, until the pastry is risen and golden. Serve with mash and buttered greens.