Steak Pie with Cheese Crust

Total Time
2hrs 45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs 30 mins

Traditional British pie, normally filled with steak and kidneys. I hate kidneys, so I omitted them.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375 F degrees.
  2. Roll the meat in the seasoned flour.
  3. Reserve 2 teaspoons of the excess flour.
  4. Heat the fat or oil and just soften the onions and carrots in it but do not let them color.
  5. Remove them and put them in a flameproof dish.
  6. In the same fat quickly brown the meat all over and add it to the vegetables.
  7. Add the herbs and spices to the pan juices, together with the reserved seasoned flour.
  8. Mix well to absorb the fat, then add the stock and mix well until it boils and becomes smooth.
  9. Pour the thickened stock over the meat and vegetables, bring back to the boil then cover and put into the oven for 1-1½ hours.
  10. Meanwhile, make the crust by putting the flour and salt into a bowl, then rubbing in the butter until it is like coarse breadcrumbs.
  11. Add the cheese and mix well.
  12. When the meat is cooked, allow to cool slightly, then sprinkle the pastry mix evenly over the meat and bake for about 30 minutes or until it is golden and cooked.
Most Helpful

This Steak Pie With Cheese was SO, SO nice! Full of flavour and I added some kidneys to it. Most definately a 'keeper' for me!!!! The first and only Steak pie I'll ever make, I'm sure!!

Karin... March 15, 2002

I've made this now with both beef and elk, both very good (my preference is the elk). My family loves the crumbly cheese topping. A favorite all around (nothing like brown food for comfort)- I've now copied this to my family cookbook. Thanks Miller.

BothFex November 19, 2002

Another winner, Miller! I followed the ingredients to the letter with one exception, I used olive oil in the place of meat drippings. At first it seemed that there would be too much liquid, but after taking it out of the oven the first time, it had reduced. Thanks for posting this.

Angela Sara May 31, 2002