Hi, Brian here! I thought that with this extra cold weather we've been having, I'd keep it simple and go for an old classic - my steak and sausage pie. Brilliant all year round, but even better on a dark cold night. This steak pie has always been a favourite of mine, whether it was had gathered round the fire with family at the New Year's bells or just on a lazy Sunday all wrapped up in the house.. I've always loved a warm winter steak pie.. let's get started, I'm getting hungry just talking about it!
INGREDIENTS (makes 4 servings.. or two for me!)
500g Puff Pastry (I'd recommend JUS-ROL)
4 (2 packs) Original Steaks, diced
1 pack Lorne Style Sausage, diced
1 Tbsp Olive oil
1 Large Onion, chopped
Beef Style Gravy Powder
1 tsp Dijon Mustard
1 Tbsp Tomato Puree
Salt and Pepper to taste
Soy milk (for brushing the pastry)
A large pot or pan
Large pie or casserole dish
WHAT TO DO
1. Heat your pot over a low heat and add the oil, then add the chopped onion and cook until soft.
2. Add in the diced steaks and sausages, stir to combine and brown slightly.
3. Add the tomato puree and Dijon mustard, then stir to combine for roughly a minute.
4. Add in the Guinness, along with 400 ml of water. Bring to a boil.
5. Reduce the heat and let everything simmer away for around 15 mins while sipping on the remaining Guinness.
6. Gravy time! Remove your pot from the heat, and carefully use a sieve to drain the stock from the pot into a large bowl or carafe - we will use it to make the gravy. Preheat your oven to 170C.
7. Place the drained steak and sausage mix into your pie or casserole dish, set aside and pour the stock back into the pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and sprinkle in the gravy granules while continually whisking. Keep it up until you have reached your desired gravy thickness.
8. Pour the thickened gravy over the steak and sausage mix in the dish, until it's completely covered.
9. Roll out the pastry and place it over the dish, pressing it along the edges to ensure it's secure. Make a hole in the middle of the pastry with a knife, and brush it with some soya milk.
10. Place the dish in your pre-heated for roughly 30 minutes, or until the pastry has risen and is nice and golden.
11. Serve with winter vegetables and roasted or mashed potatoes.. save me a seat and I'll see you at dinner time!