This recipe for tender beef steak pie combines slow cooked steak and vegetables in a rich gravy encased in shortcrust pastry with a flaky puff pastry top. This is a wonderful weekend treat the whole family will love.
Serve these hearty pies on their own or with a garden salad.
Makes 4 Pies 4.4 inch (11.2cm) in diameter. I used mini spring form cake pans which hold 1.7 cups however you can use ramekins or make one large pie.
Continue reading for money saving tips and gluten and dairy free options. There is also a PDF version of this recipe at the end of the post which can be printed or saved to your device to save on paper.
*The Nutrition Facts label above should be used as a guide only. The amounts can change depending on the brands you use. To reduce the fat content always try to buy reduced fat products and lean meat when you can afford it. Look for reduced salt products and low sugar without artificial sugar replacements.
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Tender Beef Steak Pie Q & A
Yes, but you should increase the beef to 2 pounds or 1kg to have enough filling for the pies.
It isn’t a good idea with these pies as they won’t hold together well and you won’t be able to pick the pie up in your hands.
Yes it can and there is no need to blind bake the top, just the pastry shell which holds the filling.
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Gluten and Dairy Free Options
To make this recipe for tender beef steak pie gluten free; look for gluten free shortcrust pastry in the freezer aisle at the store. Gluten free shortcrust pastry seems to be more readily available than gluten free puff pastry. Simply replace the puff pastry with the gluten free shortcrust pastry.
Make sure the beef stock and cornstarch is gluten free. Replace the worcestershire sauce with either gluten free worcestershire sauce or use gluten free soy sauce instead.
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To make this recipe dairy free; make sure there is no dairy in the beef stock or the ready made pastry. Otherwise, make your own shortcrust pastry using a dairy free margarine or shortening.
Cheap cuts of steak are perfect for this recipe such as blade, chuck or casserole. Slow cooking these meats makes them tender. Save more money by buying in bulk packs when you see them on special then freeze in the portions needed for your recipe for up to 6 months.
This is a good recipe for using up red wine which has been opened for too long. Don’t worry if you don’t have the right amount, simply use what you have then reduce down to remove the alcohol. This recipe can also be made without the wine if you don’t have any on hand.
Carrots and Onions
These vegetables both store well when you have a cool, dry place to store them in. Carrots are grown all year round in most climates while onions are grown during the cooler months in temperate areas and during the summer in cold regions.
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