How to make a steak and ale pie video

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How to make a steak and ale pie video
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Once you make this pie, it will become a firm favourite.

Beef chunks, potatoes, carrots and mushrooms are simmered in an ale gravy, transferred to a pie dish, topped with shortcrust pastry and baked. Enjoy with buttery mashed potato and peas, if desired.

Season 1kg diced braising steak with salt and pepper. Rub seasoning into the meat. Dredge in seasoned plain flour and shake off any excess.
Heat a large frying pan with enough olive oil to cover the base of the pan over high heat. When the oil is smoking, add beef in batches; fry for 2 minutes or until well-seared. Scoop out beef and set aside. Continue with the remaining beef until it is all seared.
Add 1 knob butter to the pan over medium-low heat. Add onions and stir until softened. Stir in 3 crushed garlic cloves. Return beef to the pan. Add some peeled waxy potatoes, 3 chopped and peeled carrots, 2 handfuls button mushrooms, 1 (500ml) bottle Hobgoblin beer, 3 crumbled beef stock cubes and enough hot water to cover everything. Stir well. Tie together some fresh parsley, fresh thyme and two bay leaves together; drop into the pan and stir. Finally, season with Worcestershire sauce to taste.
Bring to the boil, then simmer for at least 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Alternatively, you can bake the mixture, covered in a 140-150 C / Gas 1-2 for 2 hours, stirring halfway. Season to taste.
Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Then roll out ready-made shortcrust pastry on a floured surface larger than the pie dish. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the meat into a large pie dish, then ladle some gravy into the dish. Cover with shortcrust pastry, tuck in the edges and pinch to stick to the sides of the dish. Trim off any excess pastry, decorate with offcuts and pierce two holes in the top of the pie.
Brush pastry with beaten egg and bake until the pastry is golden brown. Serve with mashed potatoes and peas.
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  • This was awesome! Loved it, easy, tender, delicious and topped with pastry? What more would you want ???? chefben
    Posted: 09 Apr 2013 Easy
    • Chefben
    • Professional
    • North Shields, UK
    This was so easy and the whole family loved it.....a must to make
    Posted: 13 Mar 2013 Easy

    Comment: KathleenLaird

    This was awesome! Loved it, easy, tender, delicious and topped with pastry? What more would you want
    Posted: 03 Feb 2013


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