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Guinness beef pies

  • Difficulty Easy
  • Active time 15 minutes
  • Total time 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Servings 6 portions
  • 1 brown onion, cut into quarters
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 carrots, cut into pieces
  • 2 celery stalks, cut into pieces
  • 1 sprig fresh sage, leaves only
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme, leaves only
  • 40 g unsalted butter
  • 500 g stewing beef (gravy beef or chuck steak), cut into pieces (3 cm)
  • 3 tbsp cornflour
  • 6 - 10 button mushrooms, cut into quarters
  • 100 g bacon, cut into pieces (2 cm) (optional)
  • 200 g Guinness®
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce (optional)
  • salt, to taste
  • ground black pepper, to taste
  • 3 - 4 sheets puff pastry (see Tips)
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

    Preparation

    1. Place onion, garlic, carrots, celery, sage and thyme into mixing bowl and chop 3 sec/speed 5.
    2. Add butter and sauté 3 min/Varoma/speed .
    3. Add beef, cornflour, mushrooms and bacon (optional) and sauté 5 min/Varoma//speed .
    4. Add Guinness®, fish sauce (optional), salt and pepper and cook 60 min/80°C//speed .
    5. Stir beef with aid of spatula and cook 25-35 min/80°C//speed  or until beef is tender. Set aside to cool (approx. 15 minutes).
    6. Preheat oven to 200°C. Divide meat mixture between 6 individual pie dishes (14 cm - see Tips). Cut pastry sheets into halves. Place a pastry sheet over each pie tin to cover filling, then trim edges. Seal pies by pressing pastry down around edges of pie tins. Cut 2 small slits in the top of each pie and brush pastry with beaten egg. Bake for 15-20 minutes (200°C) or until pastry is puffed and golden. Serve warm.

    Tips & Tricks

    • Please refer to Cookidoo® to make your own puff pastry.
    • You can make the pie filling in advance and store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 1 month. Simply thaw before using and proceed as per recipe.
    • Depending on the shape and capacity of your pie dishes, you may make between 6-8 individual pies.
    • To make one large pie, place filling into a large pie dish (24 cm), cover with 1-2 sheets of puff pastry and proceed as per recipe.
    • Serve with a salad or vegetables of choice.

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