Cheat’s steak & ale pie
- 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.