Cheat's steak & ale pie

Cheat’s steak & ale pie

This cheat’s steak & ale pie recipe uses ready-made puff pastry to save time. Skirt is perfect for slow cooking, but braising steak works just as well.

By , 21 September 2015
Cheat’s steak & ale pie
  • Ready in: 240 mins
  • Serves: 8
  • Price: £1.50 per serving
Nutritional Info
Each 480g serving contains
  • Fat 30
  • Sat Fat 13
  • Sugar 9.1
  • Salt 1.4
  • Cals 687
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 599kJ/143kcal.
  • 3 x 442g packs Asda Beef Braising Steak
  • 50g plain flour, seasoned
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 15g butter
  • 500ml Asda Extra Special Whitechapel Porter Ale
  • 300ml hot beef stock
  • 500g Ready to Roll Puff Pastry
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 350g cabbage, to serve
  • New potatoes, to serve
  • Pre-heat the oven to 160/140C Fan/Gas 3. Cut the beef into 2cm pieces, trimming any fat, and coat with the flour.

  • Fry the onion in half the oil until soft. Cook the beef in batches in the butter and oil until brown. Add the onion and beef to a casserole dish. Pour the ale and stock over the meat, cover and cook for 2 ½ hours. Divide between two dishes. Leave to cool. Heat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6.

  • Roll the pastry out to make two lids, with a 1cm overlap. Cut two thin strips.

  • Lay the strips on the damp edge of the pie dishes. Brush with the egg and top with the pastry. Make a central hole, brush with egg and bake one pie for 30 minutes.

  • Serve with the veg. Freeze the other pie.