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Steak and Guinness Pie

Steak and Guinness Pie


Last month with St. Patrick's day I saw a lot of beef stew recipes and something else that caught my eye; a beef stew pie. A beef stew pie is pretty much like it sounds, beef stew that is baked in a pie. That's right, beef that is slowly braised until it is fall apart tender and full of flavour that is baked into light and flaky golden brown pastry...mmm... To make things even better the beef can be braised in Guinness. Not to stop there but you can also add some bacon and brown the meat and saute the vegetables in the bacon grease for even more flavour. I knew that I would have to make a steak and guinness pie long before this point but then I came across an adaptation of Jamie Olivers steak and Guinness pie on The Cutting Edge of Ordinary that also included cheddar cheese! I would not have thought to use cheddar cheese to a beef stew pot pie but as soon as I heard it I knew that I had to try it!

I modified the recipe a bit so that I would have just enough to fill my pie plate with beef stew. I decided to go with an actual pie crust as my pie crust skills could use a bit of work. The steak and guinness pie turned out amazing! The pie crust came out nice and golden brown and it was light and buttery and flaky both on the top and the bottom. After braising for three hours the beef stew was so full of flavour that it would have been wonderful all by itself but then it was wrapped with the pie pastry and topped with a layer of melted cheddar cheese and it was sublimely good! This was one of the best meals that I have had in a while! This recipe is definitely a keeper. I went with a classic pairing and served the beef and guinness pot pie with a side of peas.

Steak and Guinness Pie


Steak and Guinness Pie

(makes 6 servings)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
4 slices bacon (sliced)
1 pound beef (cut into bite sized pieces)
1 onion (sliced)
2 stalks celery (sliced)
2 carrots (cut into bite sized pieces)
4 ounces mushrooms (quartered)
2 cloves garlic (chopped)
1 can Guinness
1 cup beef stock
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon thyme (chopped)
1 tablespoon rosemary (chopped)
1 bay leaf
2 pie crusts
1 cup cheddar cheese (grated)
1 egg
1 tablespoon water

Directions:
1. Cook the bacon and set aside leaving the grease in the pan.
2. Add the beef and brown on all sides and set aside.
3. Add the onions, carrots, celery and mushrooms and cook until the vegetables are tender, about 10-15 minutes.
4. Add the garlic and cook for another minute.
5. Add the guinness and deglaze the pan.
6. Add the stock, bacon, beef, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, rosemary and bay leaf and bring to a boil.
7. Reduce the heat and simmer until the beef is tender, about 2-3 hours.
8. Place the first pie crust into the bottom of a pie plate and pour the beef stew in.
9. Sprinkle the cheese over the beef stew and cover with the top pie crust.
10. Mix the egg and water and brush it onto the top of the pie crust.
11. Bake in a preheated 350 oven until golden brown on top, about 30-40 minutes.

Steak and Guinness Pie


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Italian Style Beef Stew with Butternut Squash
Nikujaga (Japanese Beef Stew)
Guinness Braised Onion and Aged White Cheddar Quiche
Bangers and Colcannon with Guinness Onion Gravy
Corned Beef Poutine with Guinness Gravy

More St Patrick’s Day recipes!

77 comments:

Sara said...

This pie looks AMAZING. I want to go make it right now, except that it is about 90 degrees here right now! :) I will definitely be making it when the weather cools down!

lepetitvagabond said...

Excellent! I've not tried Guinness with beef yet... but I heard it's a classic!

Helene said...

This is a beautiful pie. I love that it has Guinness.

Manggy said...

That is a ton of pie! Send leftovers my way! :)

Sharon said...

Mmmmm, looks delicious!

mary said...

This photo is making me seriously hungry. Yum.

Christina Kim said...

Oh, this looks just divine, Kevin!

Leslie said...

Looks great Kevin! The steak instead of normal ground beef kicks it up a notch!

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

YUM!

danamccauley said...

What a beautiful looking meat pie - great job!

Sara said...

This sure looks delicious. I love that you included bacon, it makes everything taste better!

Julie said...

It looks super...I'll bet the cheese in there gives it an extra bit of yum!

Y said...

Your crust looks masterly. I make Beef and Guinness stew on occasion. Never would have thought of gilding the lily and including cheese in the pie. Is cheese a little too over the top? Oh well, I guess there's only one way to find out..! :)

Jaime and Jen DISH said...

Oh Kevin, this is one thing I am going to make, how amazingly beautiful and delish it looks! BRAVO!!!

Your foodie friend,

Jenifer

J&J DISH

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A beautiful steak pie! Really appetizing!

Cheers,

Rosa

mikky said...

what a lovely treat... fresh from the oven, and perfect!!! :)

Nina Timm said...

That is fall-off-the-bone beef for sure!! I would not mind a slice of that delicious pie!!!!

Lisa@The Cutting Edge of Ordinary said...

Kevin I'm so tickled that you decided to try the pie! Flattered really! I thought the addition of cheese was great too! I love that you adapted it down to a regular pie pan. Bravo!

Maggie said...

One of the benefits of being Australian is that the whole consists on a diet of pie. Not "pecan pie" or "pumpkin pie", our pies have meat in them, and boy can Australian's make pie. I am glad yours turned out so very well, looking delicious.

Be careful, pie very tasty, pie very fattening.

Amanda said...

Wow that looks amazing! I have to try it, bookmarking now :)

Jeanine said...

That looks absolutely delicious!!

Peter M said...

Kevin, I too made Jamie Oliver's pie and everyone love it! I don't think I'll include the cheese in there next time as it got lost in the dish.

Two thumbs up!

Debbie said...

Gorgeous pie Kevin...well done!

Dawn said...

oh man Kevin, now this is a pie! Right? Holy cow! My hubby would be in pie heaven if I made this.

Joanne said...

Wow, what a great St. Patty's day recipe (or any day...I want it now, at 9AM on a Tuesday morning).

Jeff said...

I love making this pie. It always looks so amazing and the peas just add to the whole dish.

Heck guinness and anything is a win win

Nicely done!

Jaime and Jen DISH said...

I'm drooling and it's only 7:00 in the morning. Is it wrong to want steak and potatoes for breakfast in the form of a pie? We are HUGE Guinness fans in this house. I will be trying this. Thanks again!
Jaime

lisaiscooking said...

Your crust looks amazing! That sounds like a very flavorful pie!

lillian said...

Everything you make is amazing!I've just returned from a weekend with no internet and the first thing I had to check out was your yummy blog! A question now: Who eats all the food you make? I'm guessing it's not only you,because you look nice and slim in your picture.....unless you are just as talented in the photoshop department!....

The Cooking Photographer said...

I just realized what I like about your blog Kevin. You like good food and you dive right in unafraid to cook whatever you desire, and even if your pie crust skills aren't as good as you'd like, you find a way to work around it.

Bravo!

Mary Ellen said...

Wow, this looks amazing! Two great comfort foods combined - stew and pot pie!

timboxyz said...

That looks fantastic Kevin! Got any leftovers to share? ;-)

Gloria said...

This look absolutely amazing Kevin!! and tasty!!!! Gloria

musingegret said...

Kevin, I thought of you when I read this recipe that included mango chutney: http://www.ayearfromoakcottage.com/2009/04/for-sale-baby-shoes-never-worn.html

Love your blog, your recipes and your photos. Found your site through Tastespotting!

Where are you going on vacation this year? Bring back recipes!

Spryte said...

My mouth opened as soon as I saw the picture! That looks DELICIOUS!

Marjie said...

Everything is indeed better with beef and bacon. I believe my sons would enjoy this almost as much as i would!

Christelle said...

humm, who could refuse a slice of that ???
Yummy!

Memoria said...

WOW! The pie crust looks awesome!! If only this recipe didn't require alcohol, I would so make this.

Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

Wow that looks so good!

Kevin, I was wondering, how do you do your grocery shopping?

Do you make a plan on the weekend and do one shopping trip, or do you go to the store multiple times during the week.

You must have a pretty nicely stocked pantry...

Just curious! Your food looks amazing as usual!

meeso said...

Well... if anything, your meals aren't boring anymore!!!

Karen said...

What a comforting dish. Great job :)

unconfidential cook said...

I bet that cheddar is, indeed, great in there....and I just love the idea of steak pot pie instead of standard chicken.

oneshotbeyond said...

boy...that's not on my diet. I can tell by looking at it's scrumptiousness.

Manny said...

upon my many random ramblings and rummages, I cam across this and I am amazed at how delicious this pie looks! My weakness is Guinness, and with beef? You sly fellow, I embrace your genius! Keep up the good work!

kamailesfood said...

I've made tons of chicken pies, but never a beef pie. This one looks very hearty.

duodishes.com said...

Whoa, that is a hearty man's pie!!! Bacon, beef, beer. Nice.

Kevin said...

Jenn@slim-shoppin: I plan my meals ahead of time and try to get all of my grocery shopping done on Saturday mornings. That way I have everything that I need for the upcoming week and I don't have to worry about running around at the last minute.

Kevin said...

Memoria: You could easily replace the beer with more beef stock and it would still be really good!

Kevin said...

lillian: Unfortunately most of the time it's just me... though I guess that just means that there is more for me. :)

Elizabeth said...

I'm trying to decide if making this pie would make me miss Ireland even more or temporarily quell my strong urge to go back again.

Kerstin said...

Looks like a great hearty comfort food dish - yum! Your pie crust looks perfect.

Jen Yu said...

Ooooh, that sounds fantastic right about now. Looks great too. You can't possible finish all of that... lemme help you ;)

Katrina said...

Goodness! Looks de-lish!
My husband would LOVE even just your leftovers! ;)

Gigfy said...

I found a whole collection of Guinness recipes here... http://www.gigfy.com/recipeds.html

Amanda said...

That looks terrific. Definitely a keeper for one of the colder days.

NIKKI said...

I love Guiness so why not cook with it too? I will certainly have to try this one.

caralluma fimbriata said...

Oh my God does that every look good..

This will be on my table before too long.!!!



I love it and I am going to try it.
It sounds so fantastic and the picture is great.!!!


Thanks for sharing.!!!

Kathy - Cooking On the Side said...

This pie looks so terrific! I love savory pies - as soon as this heat wave finally breaks I'm going to look into making one. Wow!

Christina said...

MMmmm, this is right up my alley! Thanks for sharing!

elly said...

This looks out of this world. I am DEFINITELY trying this one! Mmm.

Stefanie said...

I made this last night and it was excellent. The only thing I switched was duchess potatoes on top rather than the pie crust.

Jeanne said...

Oh how fantastic!! I can't think of anythign nicer than a layer of cheese in a steak pie. Thanks for sharing the recipe - definitely going to have to try this one!

JenHunsaker said...

This pie was delicious. I used all beef broth instead of stock or guiness, and subbed 2 small potatoes for the mushrooms. I don't think I'd add the cheese next time though, but the overall taste was great. I loved the spin off a typical chicken pot pie. Thanks!

carole said...

amazing...mouth=watering!
Kevin, i assume you know NOTHING about cholesterol:)
hope you never do!
caroles

Jessica said...

Great, now I'm really hungry. Thanks for sharing.

Kristin said...

The stew is simmering in my dutch oven as we speak...one question though, as it simmers, does the liquid thicken? It seems very liquid-y right now, I just didn't want to pour it into the pie crust and it getting soggy. Can't wait for dinner tonight. Happy St.Patty's Day!

Kevin said...

Kristin: Yes the liquid will reduce and thicken while it is simmering without the lid. Enjoy!

Kristin said...

Oh no wonder! I had it covered. Taking it off now hoping it will thicken some :) thanks.

yogamom said...

I made this stew in the crock pot and then used puff pastry on top when I put it in bowls to bake. My family loved it. Next time I'm going to bake the puff pastry circles separately and put one on the bottom, ladle in the stew and then put the other on top for a nice crunchy texture.

Anonymous said...

We made this for St. Paddy's Day. It was so good that we're having it again tonight. With mushy peas!

Kristin said...

This was so yummy! Definitely worth taking the extra time to make the pie crust. My husband loved it. Thanks again for the recipe!

Anonymous said...

I made this following your directions perfectly, and I absolutely loved it. It was exactly the pie recipe I was looking for. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I REALLY want to make this for a party. Only problem is I'd HAVE to make it ahead of time. Do you think I could assemble it ALL the night before/day of and refrigerate it until before we eat then bake it? Or will the crust get funky and mush? Any suggestions?

Kevin said...

Anonymous: I think the pie crust is going to have problems if you do it like that. I would fit the lower pie crust into the pie plate and have the top rolled out, wrapped in plastic with the filling separate and then quickly assemble and bake on the day of. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

This is cooking on my stove top as we speak in Dallas, TX! However, all of the stock and guinness dried up within 40 minutes of simmering so I added a bit of water. May transfer to the pie dish while the meat is still tender, afraid to let it simmer any longer and it will be dried up. I will report back once it's on the table!

Anonymous said...

Hello again! Reporting back on my previous post - and all is good! the pie came out fine - it was fantastic!!!!!!!!! Thank you! and my dear hubby liked it as well!

Anonymous said...

What kind of steak did you use??????????

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