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Steak Bacon Cheese Pies

Recipe by Michael Weldon from Farm to Fork

Recipe: Steak Bacon cheese Pie

Serves: 4

Prep Time: 10-15 mins

Cooking Time: 1.5 hrs + 30 mins

Ingredients

For the filling

  • 1kg chuck steak, diced
  • 2tbs plain flour
  • 4 rashers streaky bacon, sliced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • Sea Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Extra Virgin Olive oil

Large Raco saucepan
Large Raco tin

For the pastry

  • 4 Sheets Short Crust Pastry
  • 4 Sheets Puff Pastry
  • 1cup pizza blend cheese
  • 2 Tbs ketchup
  • 2 egg yolks

Method

  1. Heat a large saucepan over a medium heat. Dust the beef in plain flour. Add a drizzle of oil to the saucepan and add the beef, cook until it’s browned. Remove and reserve in a bowl. Add the bacon and onion, cook until the bacon is caramelised. Add the beef back into the pot along with the beef stock, ketchup, a pinch of salt and black pepper. Bring to the boil then reduce to the simmer and cook till the beef is tender. Once tender taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.Chill the filling in the fridge.
  2. Line pie tin with Short crust pastry or on large pie dish. Combine the chilled pie mixture with the tomato sauce. Spoon into tin then top with pizza cheese. Brush the pastry with egg wash and top with the puff pastry, pinch the edges of the pastry to seal it. With the tip of a knife cut a couple of holes into the pastry to allow steam to escape. Egg wash the pastry and cook in a 180°C oven for 35-40 minutes until the pastry is golden and puffed.

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