Friday, April 19, 2013

Beef & Guinness Pies

Beef & Guinness Pies www.withablast.net

From the above pic you can not really see how saucy this pie is {see further down}. This is a great way to use a cheaper cut of Beef as it slowly cooks in the oven until very tender.

I had no idea what Guinness was, well, I knew it was some kind of alcohol in the beer category, but other than that, no idea whatsoever!

It turned out delicious and I served the individual pies with dinner rolls, to scoop up all that sauce, and a side salad. That's all and it was very filling.

Beef & Guinness Pies www.withablast.net


Beef & Guinness Pies

{one Large or 6 - 8 Individual servings}

2 - 3 TB Oil
1.2 kg Lean Stewing Beef, cubed
2 TB Flour
2 Onions, chopped
2 1/4 cups Guinness 
3 Carrots, peeled and sliced
3 Potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 t Garlic, crushed
1 t Dried Thyme
1 Bay Leaf
2 t Redcurrent Jelly
1 1/2 cups Beef Stock
2 t Tomato Paste
Salt & Pepper, to taste
1 Roll Frozen Puff Pastry, defrosted
1 Egg, beaten

1.) Pre-heat the oven to 160 deg C (325 deg F) - spray one large oven dish, with a lid, with Spray 'N Cook.
2.) Heat the Oil - brown the Beef - transfer to a separate bowl - sprinkle with the Flour and keep aside.
3.) Using the same pan, saute the Onions until soft - lower the heat and return the meat to the pan - add the Guinness, Carrots, Potatoes, Garlic, Thyme, Bay Leaf, Redcurrent Jelly, Beef Stock and Tomato Paste - heat through, season with Salt & Pepper. 
4.) Transfer the mixture to the oven dish, cover and bake 1 1/2 hours until very tender - remove from oven, {set oven heat to 180 deg C/350 deg F).
5.) {If making individual pies - transfer the mixture to 6 - 8 greased ramekins} Top with Puff Pastry, brush with the beaten Egg and bake, uncovered, another 20 minutes or until the pastry is puffed and golden.

Serve and Enjoy!

2 comments:

  1. My husband would like this, he loves food with lots of juice. Popping over from Stone Gable link-up today. Lovely blog!

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  2. These look great! Thanks for linking up on Tried and True Recipes: http://rediscovermom.blogspot.com/2013/04/tried-and-true-recipes-8.html

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