Beef and Red Wine Pie Recipe
Beef Filling Recipe
We use a 20ml tablespoon and 250ml measuring cup for all of our recipes.
1kg beef, diced (we used round steak)
1-2 tablespoons oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
1 tablespoon plain flour
2 tablespoons tomato paste
500ml (2 cups) red wine
500ml (2 cups) beef stock
1 bay leaf
Salt and pepper
Heat oil in a large, heavy-based saucepan over medium heat. Brown about one third of the beef at a time so as not to overcrowd the pan. Set browned meat aside.
Add onion to the saucepan and saute until softened. Add garlic and flour and cook for a minute, stirring and scraping any brown bits off the bottom of the saucepan. Add remaining ingredients and return beef (and any juices) to pan. © exclusivelyfood.com.au
Cover saucepan and reduce heat. Simmer for about 1 ½ hours until beef is tender, stirring occasionally. If the filling mixture is too liquid toward the end of the cooking time, uncover the saucepan to reduce the sauce.
Remove bay leaf and transfer filling to a pie dish (about 1.5 litre capacity), or a number of small ramekins if you would prefer individual pies (pictured above).
Roll pastry out between sheets of baking paper. Cover pie/s and trim excess pastry.
Brush pastry with egg and make a few slits in the top of the pie/s. Bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 30 minutes, or until the pastry is golden.
Potato Pastry Recipe
200g (1 1/3 cups) self-raising flour
200g mashed potato, cooled
Beaten egg, to brush top of pie
Sift flour and salt into a large bowl. Rub in butter, add potato and mix until pastry forms a ball. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. © www.exclusivelyfood.com.au