Guinness and steak pie, delicious smelling steak stewed with herbs, vegetables and Guinness beer. With delicious Cheddar cheese and a puff pastry topping. And especially for Halloween a Jack-O-lantern.
Only a few more weeks and then it's Halloween. How nice is it to adjust your dinner to this wicked theme? On my blog you can already find countless Halloween recipes, all of which are delicious. For dinner, lunch or as a sweet treat. But something can always be added to that, right?
Fall casserole with a Halloween touch
This oven dish is a combination of a delicious autumn recipe with a Halloween twist. With two top ingredients from the Irish kitchen are combined: Irish steak and Guinness beer.
By first frying the meat and then slowly stewing it in a tasty sauce full of delicious herbs, vegetables and Guinness, your meat will get a delicious flavor. And the sauce that thickens in the oven is rich and smooth.
Because of the puff pastry topping, virtually no liquid evaporates and therefor the meat does not dry out and is given all the time to absorb the flavors.
What kind of beef is used best for this recipe?
The best cuts of meat for a beef pie are chuck or silverside but every braising beef will do. Because you stew the meat slowly, you don't have to use an expensive steak (which would be a pity). You stew the beef for at least 45 to 50 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit / 180 degrees Celsius or somewhat longer
When you have time and the meat stews longer (as I did in this recipe), the flavors become even more intense and delicious.
What do you serve with this savory pie?
This Irish recipe and is usually served with peas and mashed potatoes. And of course you serve a delicious beer with it. Nice and easy.
For the mashed potatoes, peel the potatoes and cook them for 20 minutes. Afterwards drain the potatoes and mash them with a potato masher. Heat ¼ cup (60 ml) of milk with 2 tablespoons of butter until it is warm and mix with the puree. And then you can season your puree with chopped chives, Cheddar cheese and bacon. All at your own taste.
But it's not even close to Halloween...
And if you are not celebrating Halloween or has it already been Halloween, you can of course also eat this recipe for Guinness and steak pie. Replace the Jack-O-Lantern decoration with autumn leaves. Or leave out the decorations if you are short on time. It's exactly what it says, a decoration.
In any case, we enjoyed this delicious stew recipe. I'm curious what you think of it.
In case of any leftovers…
It can, of course, always happen that you have some leftover pie or that you want to use up your leftover ingredients. Here are some good tips:
- The Guinness and steak pie will keep for 2 days covered in the fridge. You can also freeze leftovers. The pie will keep in the freezer for 2 months. Half an hour before you start baking the pie, take it out of the freezer so that it is already slightly warmed up.
- You can smear Boursin on top of leftover puff pastry and sprinkle it with herbs as in this Tarte soleil recipe or make onion tart with thyme and sweet onion. Also a great idea are these pigs in a blanket for lunch.
Ingredients for this recipe
How do you prepare Guinness and steak pie?
The complete recipe taken down in easy steps can be found on the bottom of this blog in the recipe card.
Step 1: Fry the vegetable mixture. By baking the veggies they will give this dish more flavor, which they later transfer to the meat. Heat some oil in the pan and bake the onions until translucent. Add the rosemary and the garlic. Melt some butter and stir in the celery and carrot and let it fry for a few minutes. Remove everything from the pan and put it in the baking dish.
Step 2: Bake the meat in the remaining oil / butter mixture so that it is brown. It doesn't have to be completely done yet. Pour all the contents of the pan (including the juices) into the oven dish and mix well. Add the Guinness with the meat vegetable combination. Mix the flour with the cold beef stock and pour into the baking dish. Cover the baking dish with a lid and bake in the oven for 2 hours at 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius).
Step 3: Remove the pie from the oven and remove the lid. Stir half of the Cheddar into the baking dish. Sprinkle the other half of the grated Cheddar on your stew. Cover the top of the pie with the puff pastry.
Step 4: Make a decoration with the remaining puff pastry. For Halloween a nice Jack-O-Lantern face, but you can also opt for fall leaves (or just leave them out). Brush the puff pastry with the beaten egg. Slide the pie back into the oven and bake for another 40 minutes.
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Guinness and steak pie
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 pound steak chuck or silverside
- 3 onions
- 1 sprig rosemary
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 5 carrots
- 2 cups Guinness beer
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 2 cups beef broth extra if the meat is not covered
- 2 ounces Cheddar
- 8 sheets puff pastry
- 1 egg size S
- edible paint gold or in another color, optional
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius)
- Take all the ingredients and put them on your cupboard.
- Make the beef stock and let it cool down to room temperature.
- Cut the onion fine and squeeze the garlic.
- Take the needles from the rosemary and chop them fine.
- Cut the meat in 1 x 1 inch cubes (2 x 2 cm).
- Grate the Cheddar cheese.
Pie step 1
- Heat some oil in the pan.
- Fry the onions until they are translucent, then add the garlic and rosemary.
- Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in the pan and add the celery and carrot.
- Remove everything from the pan with a skimmer and add this to the baking dish.
Pie step 2
- Fry the meat in the remaining butter / oil mixture so that it is nicely browned.
- Add the meat, including all juices, to the baking dish and pour in the Guinness.
- Mix the flour with the beef broth and pour into the oven dish until the meat is just below liquid level.
- Cover the baking dish with a lid or aluminum foil.
- Place the dish in the oven for 2 hours
Pie step 3
- Remove the casserole from the oven and stir in half the cheddar cheese
- Sprinkle the other half of the cheddar over the stew.
- Beat the egg with a fork.
- Cover the top of the baking dish with 6 sheets of puff pastry. Keep 1 slice of puff pastry behind.
- Make a jack o lantern face out of the last sheet and glue on the puff pastry with the beaten egg. It doesn't have to be neat.
- If puff pastry is still hanging outside the edge, you can cut it off. And you can make a nice motive on the side, by pressing a fork on the edge.
- Brush the top of the puff pastry with the beaten egg
- Bake the oven dish for another 40 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius) in the oven.