Steak Pie With Guinness

Recipe by Sara 76
READY IN: 3hrs 30mins




  • Preheat the oven to 160°C.
  • Combine the flour, mustard and pepper, then coat the beef in th emixture.
  • Heat 2 TB of oil in a heavy based frying pan. Fry a third of the beef for 3-4 minutes until browned. Transfer to an oven proof dish and fry the rest of the beef in 2 more batches.
  • Add a tablespoon of oil to the pan, then fry the onions for 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Stir in the Guinness, Worcestershire sauce, bay leaves, thyme and sugar and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  • Pour over the beef, then cover and cook for 2 hours.
  • Remove the dish and increase the oven temperature to 190°C
  • Fry the mushrooms in the rest of the oil. Stir into the beef, then transfer to a 15x20cm pie dish.
  • Sift together the flour, baking powder and half a tspn of salt, then add the thyme, and pepper to taste.
  • Stir in the suet and bind with 10-12 tablespoons of water to forn a soft dough.
  • Roll out the dough, dampen the edges of the dish and cover it with the pastry.
  • Trim, then make a small slit in the centre.
  • Cook for 30-40 minutes, until golden.