If I don’t get any recommendations then I may try adding red wine as a substitute. I make this pastry often for other savory and sweet pies, as well as over a dozen positive comments on here and people post pictures on Pinterest of their finished pies. An easy alternative to hand mixing the dough is making it in the food processor. Thank you so much for your feedback, I’m happy you both enjoyed it . Use a pastry brush to cover the surface of each hand pie with beaten egg. Remove the onions and set to one side in a large mixing bowl. Add the vegetable oil and butter to a large, heavy, ovenproof saucepan or braising pan over medium high heat. Being British means loving a good savory meat pie, and nothing is better than this British Steak and Ale Pie. I made this as written and the flavor was delicious but the meat was tough and chewy. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Taste of Home is America's #1 cooking magazine. Drain the potatoes and add the milk, butter, salt & pepper to taste. The crust was very flaky and good too. circles. Tender pieces of steak are cooked with vegetables and English ale, then wrapped in a flaky buttery crust. Or, place a piece of foil on top of the dough and weigh down with an oven-proof dish that will fit inside. Cook for about 15 - 20 minutes until cooked & brown all the way through. 100% win! I also noticed someone else commented about using the cups and having the same problem. I’m so glad you both love the pie, it’s one of our favorites too. These were definitely a hit with my kids, and I really think you could put just about anything in them – leftover ground beef, chicken, etc. I use them as my testers, so I mixed them up with different kinds of cheese in them. Thanks so much for your tips and I look forward to trying this recipe again soon! Enjoy . This nutrition calculation is provided by Nutronix that is only a guideline and not intended for any particular diet. 2 to 3 Tbl cold water, This needs to chill an hour before rolling out between 2 pieces of parchment paper. The crust is so easy to make. I’m hoping to try this dish for thanksgiving; it won’t replace the turkey but many family members don’t like turkey. Puff pastry does puff more than regular pastry so make sure you don’t skip steps 12-15 so the bottom doesn’t puff up too much. I’m sorry the pastry is not working for you. I can’t believe no one has asked what you made out of the beans. The pastry is just as important as the pie filling so they come together as the perfect marriage. Enjoy and let me know how it turns out. Just put the leftovers in a 350°F degree oven, uncovered for 20 minutes and this will heat it through and get the crust nice and crispy. I’m definitely saving this recipe to try making for my kids. Roll out a can of refrigerated biscuit dough and cut into twelve 3-inch rounds. I’m glad it turned out as you expected it was a hit . My husband gobbled them up! Amazing! Really need to give this one a try. To a food processor add the flour and salt and butter. The key is to make it, tell him there’s a secret ingredient. Thanks. If the pastry gets too warm the edges won't close properly and the filling will ooze out. Aww, thank you for the lovely comment Christina. Thank you so much for the great comment. . Days of food in one meal! Use a pastry brush to brush the 1/2″ rim of pastry with some of the beaten egg – this will serve as “glue” to seal the pastry edges. Absolutely awesome. Pinned to try it! I’m glad you both liked it and it really is one of my favorites. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate. Um, YES. Top each with a spoonful of meat filling and fold in half; pinch to seal and brush with a beaten egg. OMG, how do I give this recipe 100 stars? 1 cup/2 sticks (8 ounces/226 grams) unsalted butter, cubed and kept cold until ready to use, 2 pounds (907 grams) beef chuck, cut into bite size cubes, 2 large carrots, peeled and cut into bite-size chunks, 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped, 1/2 teaspoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped. Pour the dried beans to the center to weigh down the dough. I stand by my measurements. I used Guinness Extra Stout which was a bit too bitter. I made this pie last sunday for supper and we loved it. Best served with real British chips and peas. 1/4 cup coconut flour Be sure to blind bake the crust before filling (instructions below) so it doesn’t puff up and be too doughy. After simmering for an hour, there will be no alcohol left in it. Being British means loving a good savory meat pie, and nothing is better than this British Steak and Ale Pie. Cut 3 small slits into each hand pie to allow steam to escape. © 2020 Discovery or its subsidiaries and affiliates. It looks like total comfort food! Ideal for picnics, snacks, light lunches & brunch. Glad you enjoyed it Mike. Another reason could have been not enough butter, or it was not evenly mixed. Thanks, Susie!. . Method. Cool. Wow these look fabulous! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave feedback and I’m so happy it was a hit. Fill the cooked crust with the beef filling. Imagine being sent to school or work with tender, juicy beef roast and potatoes stuffed inside a flaky pie crust.