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Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Steak and mushroom pie

Did anyone use the Morrisons meat vouchers when they were out? I made the mistake of sending the hubby out to buy some meat, he come home with 6 packs of steak! I am not a fan of beef but it is coming up to winter warmer meals so off the the freezer they went. Nosing around the freezer for a meal, i figured i may as well use some of it and made a steak and mushroom pie.



I made only one mistake while making this and that was not putting pastry on the bottom. The gravy did not thicken up how i wanted so i dug out the giant yorkshires i had stuffed in the freezer draw to use as a base.

Ingredients: Feeds 4 with a little bit left over
  • 3 steaks cut into chunks (could use chunks of beef to save time) 
  • Gravy (i made my own i will give the recipe below) 
  • 1 red onion - chunky slices
  • Mushrooms - to taste, i used 6 
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • seasoning - i used 2 tsp of mixed herbs
  • 1 egg - beaten to brush on pastry (optional) 
  • Pastry - You can cheat and use a roll of jus- roll pastry. 
To make the pastry: 

Rather than list it all here is the site i use if i need to find a recipe quick. I made puff pastry but shortcrust or filo work just as well. here is the puff pastry recipe i used. 

To make the gravy:

I am trying to follow slimming worlds plan so i made this syn free version. Instead of listing it, here is a handy video i found on youtube. (i left out the onions as i had onions already prepared)


Method:

  1. Prepare the gravy. 
  2. Prepare the steak, onion and mushroom. Season and brown the steak off and then add the onion and mushroom to the pan. 
  3. Once gravy is done, add the steak onion and mushrooms to the gravy and stir. Leave to simmer for a little if you wish to thicken it up.
  4. Place into the dish you will use to cook the pie and add salt and pepper if wanted
  5. Prepare the pastry and place over the dish. Cut some air holes if you wish and if wanted brush a beaten egg over the pastry. 
  6. Cook for around 30-45 mins on 200 or until pastry is crispy and golden in colour. 

Here is mine after it come out the oven - please excuse the shadow, i had to use my phone. 


Total cost to make was just 92p. I have 2 small steaks left over which i will use for the next days lunch - cheese and steak subs, yum! and a little bit of pie left over which the hubby will happily munch his way through. Had i used mash instead this may have worked out cheaper, but i had a random bag of hash browns to use up. If i had brought the pastry or more expensive steak, this pie would have cost around £1.80 to make, which is still quite cheap considering the size and the amount of filling in it. 

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