26 days ago

Braised beef & beer pie

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

This is a classic recipe - use good quality beef and a tasty ale for the filling.

Ingredients: (Makes 6-8 pies)
1 kg Rump steak, or chuck steak, diced (reserve the fat)
¼ cup Flour
2 Tbsp Vegetable oil, more if needed
200 g Onions, diced
4 cloves Garlic, finely chopped
1 cup Beef stock
2 cups Water, or add more beef stock
1 tsp Marmite
1 cup Beer, an ale or something not too hoppy
100 g Cornflour
½ cup Water, cold
2 packets Flaky pastry, frozen

Cooking directions, Pastry notes and more in the link below!

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Learn to Swim 2020

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