Another classic from the wide range of famous British pies. Our steak and onion version is full of hearty ingredients and is surprisingly easy to make. Relish our Steak And Onion Pie recipe.
Step 1: You will need
- 600 g sirloin steak, diced
- 120 g seasoned flour
- 2 onions, peeled and chopped
- 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
- half tbsp tomato puree
- 150 ml beef stock (halaal)
- 1 packet pre-rolled puff pastry (check that there is no wine or animal fat).
- 1 egg, beaten
- salt and pepper
- 6 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 medium saucepan with lid
- 1 ovenproof dish
- 1 knife
- 1 spoon
- 1 pastry brush
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 1 hour
Oven Temperature: 220° c - 430° f
Step 2: Flour the meat
Sprinkle some of the seasoned flour over the meat and mix in well with your hands.
Step 3: Preheat the oven
Set the temperature of the oven to 200ºC (400ºF/ gas mark 6).
Step 4: Fry the meat
Heat the saucepan with vegetable oil on a medium temperature. Add the onions and meat, stir well and allow the meat to brown, which will take about 3-5 minutes.
Step 5: Cook the meat
Once the meat has browned add the tomato paste and stock. Season with salt and pepper, stir well and cover. Turn the heat down to a simmer and cook for a further 30 minutes on a low heat.
Step 6: Transfer to the ovenproof dish
Once the meat has cooked, remove it from the heat and add the fresh parsley. Pour it into the ovenproof dish and spread over evenly.
Step 7: Lay the pastry
Unroll the pastry and lay it over the dish. Push down the edges of the pastry with your fingertips - a technique known as 'crimping'. With a sharp knife cut away any excess pastry. Finally, coat the pastry with the beaten egg to help it brown.
Step 8: Bake
Place the pie in the middle of the preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes until golden brown.
Step 9: Remove and serve
Remove from the oven and serve while hot.