BEEF & GUINESS PIE - The Meat BarnServes 4


2 kg diced chuck steak
3 sliced onions
4 crushed cloves garlic
1 tbs oil
2/3 cup plain flour
400ml Guinness
2 cups beef stock
Ready-rolled puff pastry
1 beaten egg mashed potato and steamed
green beans, to serve


1 Brown 2kg diced chuck steak in hot oil. Set aside. Cook 3 sliced onions and 4 crushed cloves garlic in 1 tbs oil until golden. Sprinkle in 2/3 cup plain flour and cook for 1 min.

2 Return meant and juices to pan, add 400ml Guinness and 2 cups beef stock. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat, simmer for 2 hours until tender and sauce has thickened.

3 Preheat oven to 200°C. Spoon beef mixture into eight 250ml ovenproof ramekins. Cut out eight circles of ready-rolled puff pastry to cover. Press firmly onto dishes and seal. Brush with 1 beaten egg, place on a tray and bake for 25 minutes until golden. Freeze uncooked pies, wrapped in plastic then foil. Defrost before cooking.