Friday, February 26, 2010

Steak & Guinness Pie

After spending 3 years in the UK we got addicted to the meat pies!! Our favorite place to pick up a great pie was the Brampton Pie Company just off High Street in Hutingdon. To my knowledge we never had this particular pie while we lived there, but one day Brent was wanting a pie for dinner and I went on a search for his 2 favorite things...Steak & Guinness!! I can't remember the site that I found this on, but it was a google search and I have modified it to suit our tastes. It is a staple at our table on November 5th and Boxing Day as well as when ever it's requested which is often!

2 pie crusts (you can make homemade or store bought, a Grandma secret)
1 1/2 pounds round steak
1 Tablespoon flour
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
4 medium sized onions
1 1/2 bottles Guinness stout (about a British pint)
10 slices bacon
3 Tablespoons butter

Dice the steak, cover with flour and brown, with bacon on a medium heat using the butter. Peel and chop the onions (to avoid the tears...I either have Brent do this or use my food chopper). Put the meat into a bowl and cover to keep warm. Add the onions and cook over medium heat. Dump meat back in with onions and add brown sugar and Guinness. Cover and cook over medium-low heat for an hour or so, stirring every now and then. Adding a little bit of water if it gets to thick.
Coat the pie dish with the crust and bake 425F for 9-11 minutes. Add the meat mixture to the baked pie crust. Top with other pie crust, make a few slits in the top to allow steam to escape. Bake 10 minutes until top is nice and golden. Serve hot with 2 veg and some chips! And a perfectly poured pint!! Enjoy!

Makes: 1 deep dish pie
From: somewhere on the internet...modified by Miranda

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