A great satisfying rich pie, “Steak, kidney ale and mushroom pie”, kidney makes the gravy rich and tick, but if you are not keen on it, make the pie without it, I’m sure it will still be delicious.

Steak and mushroom pie by "katyarichkitchen"

Serves 6

Ingredients

  • 25 g unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 900 g braising steak, cut in small cubes
  • 3 lamb’s kidney, cut in small dice
  • 3 tbsp plain flour
  • 2 onions, finely sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 500 ml dark ale
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 200 g mushrooms, quarters
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • cayenne pepper
  • 375 g puff pastry
  • salt and whole ground black pepper
  • 1 egg yolk, to glaze the pastry

Preheat the oven to 160 C, 315 F, gas

You will need a 107 litre pie dish and a large oven proof casserole.

  1. Heat the butter and oil in a frying pan. Toss the meat in the flour , season to taste and brown a few pieces at a time, then transfer to a casserole. Continue until all the meat is browned.
  2. Add onions and garlic to the pan and cook for 7 minutes until soft and lightly coloured, then add to the casserole.
  3. Add the ale, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne pepper, sugar and season well. Place a lid on top and cook in the oven for 2 hours until the meat is tender.
  4. Add the mushrooms, stir and pour into the pie dish, let to cool.
  5. Grease the rim of the pie dish. Roll out the pastry on lightly floured surface. Cut a 2.5 cm strip of pastry and press on the top rim of the pie dish. Brush the rim with water. Roll the remaining pastry to make a lid and place on top of the pie, pressing down the edges. Trim and knock up by using a flat-bladed knife and horizontally tapping the edge.  Decorate the pie with pastry leaves. Mix the egg yolk with a little water and brush over the pastry.
  6. Place in the oven, 200 C, 400 F, gas 6 and cook for 25-30 minutes or until the pastry risen and golden brown.

p.s. if you are not using funnel, make small cuts with a scissor on the top of the pastry.

10 thoughts on “A great satisfying rich pie, “Steak, kidney ale and mushroom pie”, kidney makes the gravy rich and tick, but if you are not keen on it, make the pie without it, I’m sure it will still be delicious.

    • Thank you, the steak and kidney pie is one of my favourites, and ale gave it a very good flavour, I’m glad you’ve liked it, have a great week, saludos from Spain

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