Food. It inspires. It sustains. Its my reason for being. There are other things that matter but right now I can’t remember what they are. Oh, thats right, wine matters too. (No it really does). So in my ‘Bucket List’ of food items pies have to be in the top 5 (just under steak and eggs I reckon). And so for this creation I went for a steak-based pie.
A seething morass of meat and vegetables
To make Steak and Onion Pie you will need:
- Steak chunks
- Tomato puree
- Beef stock
- Salt and pepper
- Puff pastry (go on, buy it ready made)
First coat the beef in seasoned flour.
Then fry in olive oil for a couple of minutes to get it all browned up:
Take the beef out of the pan and set aside. Now fry the shallots in the gooey oily floury mess:
Now add some stock (and wine if it just so happens to be at hand). Then add back the beef and put a nice big dollop of tomato puree into the mix:
Now cook it down for half an hour or so, adding more stock as needed. Then add the parsley:
Transfer the filling to a pie dish:
Now cover with an extra thick layer of puff pastry and brush with beaten egg:
Bake for about 25 minutes (not too hot) until it’s all golden brown and basically delicious:
Now, you have to serve this baby with mashed potatoes (with butter mixed in) and some boring mixed veg (if you must)
Bless those carrots, peas, beans and sweetcorn. They are trying!
What’s on your food Bucket List?