About the Pie
Guinness is one of the most popular brands of alcoholic drink. The Irish based dry stout is enjoyed by customers all over the world. So it was only a matter of time before someone came up with the genius idea of adding it as an ingredient in pies.
The pie has become so popular that many of the most well known celebrity chefs have released their recipes. These include such respected individuals as Jamie Oliver, Mary Berry and Gordon Ramsey.
It is a variation on the popular steak pie, which has been eaten throughout Britain as a traditional dish. They are often available to purchase hot in chip shops throughout the United Kingdom. Along with Guinness, bacon and onions are also added to the standard ingredients of a regular steak pie.
They are also available to buy in many of the most common British supermarkets. These include Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Lidl, Asda, Co-op and Morrisons. Each of those stores have their own brand of steak pie and it’s variants. The broad scope of the pie shows just how many citizens of Britain routinely eat it as part of their weekly diet.
Since the steak and Guinness pie is more specialist than regular steak pie it is common for people to make their own. It is easy as the method is simple and the ingredients are readily available.
How the Pie is Made
- Cubed braising steak is coated in flour, fried then placed in a casserole dish.
- Around 500ml of Guinness and beef stock is then added to the dish.
- Vegetables are added and the dish is then cooked in the oven. Cooking times and temperatures vary.
- Pastry is then prepared and used to cover the steak and Guinness mixture. The pie is then baked until golden brown.
- It is usually enjoyed hot but can be eaten cold is preferred.