Mini beef and ale pies

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A great British classic

This is my recipe for mini beef and ale pies, it’s a great balance of beef and ale, it isn’t too over powering and it tastes great if I do say so myself.
The perfect snack on a cold rainy day, to warm you up! All you need to make this simple dish is,
1 chopped stick of celery
1 chopped onion
30g butter
2 beef stock cubes
A bottle of dark ale
500g diced beef/steak
2 tbsp flour
Plus ready roll puff pastry, or you can make your own.
1 egg
Method-Step 1) In a pan cook the chopped onion and celery in the butter for a few minutes. Then add the diced beef to the pan and brown slightly.

Step 2) Pour the bottle of ale over the mixture, then add the beef stock cubes and a dribble of water. Stir the mixture well to combine. Add two tbsp of flour to the mixture to thicken, stir then leave with a lid on over a low heat for two hours, stirring occasionally.

Step 3) After two hours take off the lid, which will thicken the mixture while you prepare the pastry.
Cut the pastry out to fit a silicon muffin tin and lids to go on top, along with any decorations you wish to use, I.e. leaves.

Step 4) After half an hour and once the mixture has thicken, spoon the pie mixture into the pastry cases and top with lids, pinching the edges to keep the mixture inside. Brush pies with egg and bake for 20 minutes.


One thought on “Mini beef and ale pies

    Janis Felidae said:
    August 7, 2013 at 6:37 am


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