Indulge in a quintessential British culinary delight with our hearty Steak and Ale Pie, straight from the heart of England. Tender chunks of succulent beef marinated in a rich, savory ale gravy, encased in a golden-brown, flaky pastry crust. Each bite is a symphony of flavors, with the robustness of the ale complementing the melt-in-your-mouth tenderness of the beef. Served piping hot, our Steak and Ale Pie is the ultimate comfort food, perfect for warming up chilly evenings or celebrating special occasions. Whether enjoyed on its own or paired with your favorite sides, this traditional English dish promises to tantalize your taste buds and transport you to the cozy pubs of England.

Here's a traditional recipe for an English Steak and Ale Pie:

Ingredients:

For the Filling:

  • 1.5 lbs (680g) beef steak, diced (such as chuck or sirloin)
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (240ml) beef stock
  • 1 cup (240ml) ale or stout
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons oil or butter for cooking

For the Pastry:

  • 2 cups (250g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (115g) cold butter, cubed
  • 4-6 tablespoons cold water

Instructions:

1- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).

2- In a large skillet or Dutch oven, heat the oil or butter over medium-high heat. Add the diced beef in batches and brown on all sides. Remove the beef from the pan and set aside.

3- In the same pan, add the chopped onion, carrots, and celery. Cook for 5-7 minutes until softened. Add the minced garlic and cook for another minute.

4- Sprinkle the flour over the vegetables and stir to coat evenly. Cook for 1-2 minutes.

5- Gradually pour in the beef stock and ale, stirring constantly to prevent lumps. Add the tomato paste and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to a simmer, then return the browned beef to the pan. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

6- Cover and simmer gently for 1.5 to 2 hours, or until the beef is tender and the sauce has thickened. If the sauce is too thin, you can simmer uncovered for the last 15-20 minutes to thicken it further.

7- While the filling is simmering, prepare the pastry. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt. Rub in the cold cubed butter until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Gradually add the cold water, mixing until the dough comes together.

8- Roll out two-thirds of the pastry on a lightly floured surface to line a pie dish. Spoon the beef filling into the dish.

9- Roll out the remaining pastry to cover the pie. Seal the edges and trim off any excess pastry. Make a few small slits in the top to allow steam to escape.

10- Brush the top of the pie with beaten egg for a golden finish (optional).

11- Bake in the preheated oven for 30-40 minutes, or until the pastry is golden brown and crisp.

12- Serve the Steak and Ale Pie hot with your favorite sides, such as mashed potatoes and green peas.

Enjoy your homemade English Steak and Ale Pie!

Nutritional Values:

here's an approximate breakdown of the nutritional values for the ingredients used in the English Steak and Ale Pie recipe provided:

For the Filling:

Beef Steak (1.5 lbs / 680g):

  • Calories: 1200
  • Protein: 150g
  • Fat: 60g
  • Carbohydrates: 0g

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Onion (1 large):

  • Calories: 60
  • Protein: 2g
  • Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 14g
  • Fiber: 3g

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Carrots (2 medium):

  • Calories: 50
  • Protein: 1g
  • Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 12g
  • Fiber: 4g

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Celery (2 stalks):

  • Calories: 20
  • Protein: 1g
  • Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 4g
  • Fiber: 2g

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Garlic (2 cloves):

  • Calories: 10
  • Protein: 0g
  • Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 2g

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Flour (2 tbsp):

  • Calories: 60
  • Protein: 2g
  • Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 12g

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Beef Stock (1 cup):

  • Calories: 10
  • Protein: 2g
  • Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 2g

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Ale or Stout (1 cup):

  • Calories: 150
  • Protein: 1g
  • Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 12g

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Tomato Paste (1 tbsp):

  • Calories: 15
  • Protein: 1g
  • Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 3g

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Worcestershire Sauce (1 tbsp):

  • Calories: 15
  • Protein: 0g
  • Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 3g

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For the Pastry:

Flour (2 cups):

  • Calories: 440
  • Protein: 12g
  • Fat: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 92g

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Butter (1/2 cup):

  • Calories: 800
  • Protein: 0g
  • Fat: 88g
  • Carbohydrates: 0g

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Water:

  • Negligible calories

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Total Nutritional Information (per serving, assuming 8 servings):

  • Calories: Approximately 600-700 calories
  • Protein: Approximately 20-25g
  • Fat: Approximately 30-35g
  • Carbohydrates: Approximately 40-50g
  • Fiber: Approximately 7-9g

These values are approximate and may vary based on factors such as specific brands of ingredients and cooking methods.

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