Healthy (And Tasty!) Steak and Kidney Pie

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READY IN: 2hrs 18mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Cut out and discard the thin tubes from the kidneys. Rinse the kidneys in cold water until the water runs clear, then chop them into small pieces.
  • Heat the oil in a large saucepan or deep sauté pan. Add the onions, bay and thyme sprigs and fry over a medium heat for 8-10 mins until the onions are really golden, stirring often.
  • Put the kettle on.
  • Add the steak and kidney to the pan and stir-fry briefly, just until it loses its pink colour. Turn up the heat, pour in the wine, stir to deglaze the bottom of the pan, then let it boil over a high heat for 2-3 mins until reduced and absorbed into the meat.
  • Stir in the tomato purée and mustard powder. Sift in the flour, stirring, then stir for a couple of minutes
  • Pour in 400ml boiling water and continue stirring until the mixture starts to boil and is thickened.
  • Put in the carrot and both mushrooms, reduce the heat, cover with a lid, then leave to simmer gently for about 1 hr, stirring occasionally. Remove the lid and simmer another 25-30 mins or until the meat is very tender and the gravy has thickened slightly.
  • Remove from the heat and remove the bay leaves and thyme sprigs.
  • Stir in the parsley, season to taste, then transfer to a pie or ovenproof dish (22-23cm in diameter, 6cm deep, 1.7-litre capacity or similar), then leave to cool slightly. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6.
  • While the meat is cooling, make the pastry. Put the flour, and thyme if using, into a bowl.
  • Grate in the cold or frozen butter, make a well in the centre, then add the yogurt, olive oil, a pinch of salt and a good grinding of black pepper.
  • Using a round-bladed knife, mix together with 2 tsp cold water, then gently gather together with your hands to form a dough. Remove from the bowl and knead briefly until smooth.
  • Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface so it's slightly bigger than the top of the pie dish.
  • Lay the pastry over the meat and trim the edges with scissors so it slightly overhangs the edge of the dish. Make 2 small slits in the centre. Flute the edges, then roll out the trimmings and cut out 6 diamond-shaped leaves. Dampen one side and lay them on the pastry lid. Place the dish on a baking sheet, then bake in the oven for about 25 mins or until the pastry is golden.
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