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Homemade Steak & Onion Pie Recipe

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Published March 19th 2020
It's Time for Comfort Food

This is the pie my partner dreams of. It is not uncommon for him to wake in the morning and smile because he dreamt of Homemade Steak and Onion Pie!

Beef and Onion Pie, Hot Pastry
Comfort Food

You might not be able to get out to the bakery, but you won't want to after making a batch of pies. This pie has a homemade Hot Pastry, which is so easy to make and work with. You can use the pastry for many different things. I've made these pies with lots of different fillings, so I'd love to hear your comments below and ideas for fillings

Hot Pastry
1kg Flour
4 Eggs
200 Grams Butter
200 Grams Lard
350 Mls Water

Place the eggs and flour in a mixer and combine. Then boil the butter, lard and water in a saucepan. Turn on your mixer and gradually add the hot mixture to your flour and eggs. Mix until combined in a soft ball. You might need to sprinkle with a little flour if it hasn't combined. Now wrap in glad wrap and leave to chill in the fridge for at least an hour.

Beef and Onion Filling
800 gms Diced Beef (about 1cm cubed)
6 Onions Sliced
200 gms Butter
3 Cloves of Garlic
5 Carrots (peeled and diced)
2 teaspoons of Thyme
1 teaspoon Rosemary
2 Bay Leaves
2 glasses Red Wine (we used Old Mate Shiraz)
1 litre Beef Stock
1 tablespoon Tomato Paste
Salt and Pepper to taste
2 teaspoons Cornflour in a dash of water

Melt butter in a heavy-based ovenproof saucepan and add onions simmer on a low heat. Sweat the onion for 10 minutes or until soft and then add the garlic for a further few minutes. Now add your diced carrots for another 5 minutes. Remove from your pan and brown your beef. Return the onions and carrots to the pan and add your red wine. Simmer for a few minutes before adding your herbs, beef stock and tomato paste. Bring back to a simmer. Place in an oven with the lid on for 1.5 hours. You will need to stir and check a few times whilst cooking. If the stock is too dry, just add a little water. Too much remove the lid and place back in the oven to reduce. When your meat is tender, remove. To thicken the sauce, return to the oven top and mix in the cornflour mixture. Leave to cool.

hot pastry
Rolled Pastry

Remove your pastry from the fridge and roll out to about 3-5mm. Cut to line the sides of your pie dish with a few centimetres overhang. Now place your mixture in the pie casing.

Beef and Onion Pie
Leave the overhang to seal the top

Place a lid which is slightly larger than the top of your pie dish on top and pinch close around the edges. Pierce the top of your pies with a fork and egg wash. Pop back into the oven at 180 until golden brown approximately 45 mins.

Flaky Pie
Beef and Onion Pies

Now you have the pies of your dreams.

This recipe will make 2 large pies and a number of smaller pies. I make and freeze as they are great to take out of the freezer straight into the oven to reheat.

I look forward to hearing your ideas of fillings as a man cannot live on beef alone!
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