English beef and ale pie

A simple, traditional English recipe that's just right for St George's Day

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Nutrition (per portion)

Calories580
Total Fat28g

Saturated Fat

13g
Total Carbohydrate23g

Sugars

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Serves: 4

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Ingredients

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  • 900g/2lb braising or chuck steak, cut into chunks
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 250g pack chestnut mushrooms, halved
  • 7fl oz/250ml light brown ale
  • 600ml/1 pint beef stock
  • 125g/4oz shortcrust pastry
  • 1 egg, beaten for egg wash

Method

  1. Toss steak in flour and season. In a large heavy-based pan with a lid, heat oil and add steak. Cook till browned, then remove with a slotted spoon and put to one side. Cook in batches to leave room in pan. Add onions and bay leaf and cook for about 5 mins till beginning to soften, then add mushrooms and cook for a further few mins. Raise heat slightly and pour in a little ale. Stir well to get any bits from bottom of pan, then add rest and cook for about 5 mins.
  2. Preheat oven to gas mark 6/200C (190C in a fan oven). Pour in stock and bring to boil, then reduce to a simmer and add meat. Cook for 1 hr, till meat is tender. Using a slotted spoon, remove meat and spoon into a pie dish. Let gravy bubble to thicken, then pour over meat.
  3. Roll out a little pastry and cut into strips. Wet edge of pie dish with egg wash then cover with pastry strips. Roll out remaining pastry large enough to cover pie, then use to top dish. Press edges together and crimp so secure. Brush with egg wash, and put in oven till golden brown, about 15-20 mins.

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