Beef & Guinness Pie with Mashed Potato Top

Beef & Guinness Pie with Mashed Potato Top Recipe

A simple, delicious and satisfying meal to warm you up on our chilly Queensland winter nights. You can substitute the Guinness with any other rich & creamy Stout Beer.


  • 2 tbsp olive oil Beef & Guinness Pie with Mashed Potato Top
  • 2 carrots, roughly chopped
  • 2 onions, roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 3 celery stalks, roughly chopped
  • 2 bay leaves & a small bunch of thyme tied with string
  • 500g stewing beef, 2.5cm dice
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 600ml Guinness
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 450g potatoes
  • 75ml milk
  • 1 tbsp butter


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large casserole dish over a medium heat and add the vegetables and herbs. Toss everything in oil to coat, season and cook, covered, for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the veg is softening. Transfer to a plate.
  2. Toss the beef in the flour and season, then brown in the dish, in batches if necessary. De-glaze the pan with the Guinness. Add the veggies and herbs. Top up with water if needed, to just cover the meat and veg. Stir in the brown sugar.
  3. Bring to the boil, then simmer, covered, for about 2 hours or until the meat is tender.
  4. Meanwhile, cook the potatoes, then mash with the milk, butter and a pinch of salt and pepper.
  5. Preheat the oven to 200C/gas 6. Put the meat & veggies in an ovenproof dish, top with mash, drizzle with olive oil, then bake for 20 minutes or until golden and crisping up.

Alternately, make the pie in 4 “single serve” sized (oven proof) dishes and serve them up in the hot dish and they’ll stay hot longer.

Serve with the rest of the Guinness in a pot glass or a ginger ale for the kids.

World’s Best Corned Silverside

Our Corned Silverside has won FIRST PRIZE for 3 years running at the Brisbane Ekka! See what all the fuss is about and cook one up this week to see for yourself. You won’t be disappointed!

Easy Corned Silverside cooking instructions.

  1. Place the silverside in a large pot and cover with cold water.
  2. Bring to a low simmer and cook gently for about 30 minutes per 500 grams.
  3. That’s it!  Yeah, you can add an onion, carrot, a few cloves and/or splash of vinegar or wine to add flavours, but who needs it? You wont want to mask the flavour of Queensland’s best tasting Corned Silverside available only from Terry Orreal’s Quality Meats.
  4. Serve with mashed spuds, steamed vegies (I like to roughly mash the vegies in with the potatoes) and a generous spoonful of mustard pickles or creamy white sauce (see below for sauce recipe).
  5. Best enjoyed with a schooner of Guinness, Dark Beer or a Double Sarsaparilla.

Multi-Award Winning Corned Silverside

Creamy White Sauce


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped shallots
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups milk, warmed
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper


  • Melt butter in medium saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add shallots and cook until tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in flour for 2 minutes.
  • Gradually whisk in warm milk; bring to boil and cook for 2 minutes, whisking constantly.
  • Remove from heat and stir in parmesan and 1/4 tsp. each salt and pepper.

How to barbeque the perfect Rump Steak

First thing is to start with a Genuine Famous Brendale Rump Steak from Terry Orreal’s Meats – Guaranteed to be so tender; you can eat it with a spoon!

Gently bring the meat to room temperature, so get it out of the fridge at least an hour before you want to cook it. With the meat relaxed at room temp the heat will permeate the muscle fibre, more evenly and cook it through quicker.

Perfectly Cooked Famous Brendale Rump Steak

About 20 min before you put the steak on the grill, season it well with salt and pepper, then,  just before you place the steak onto the grill rub a little vegetable oil onto the steak, just enough to give it a charlie sheen.

Ensure your BBQ is sizzling hot and the bars are wiped clean before you put the steak on.

I gave my steak (which was about an inch thick), 5 minutes on each side and turned it just once (a half inch thick steak only needs 2 minutes per side at most) . I stress, only turn your meat once. Resist the temptation to turn it over and over again as this will only toughen it up – the more you turn it, the more leathery it will become.  Then remove it from the grill and let it rest for 5 to 10 minutes; just enough time to crack another beer and have a laugh.

If there’s some blood showing on top when you are ready to take the meat off the heat, you can turn it once more, only for a second, just enough to burn that liquid off the top. Then, immediately remove it from the heat and let it rest.

It is really important to allow the steak to rest for up to 10 minutes before serving it. This allows the juices that are agitated during the cooking process to be re-absorbed by the meat fibres to keep it moist and tender.

If you cut the meat before it is fully rested, the juices will run out.  This makes the meat tough, which will make it get stuck between your teeth.  It also fills your plate with bloody liquid that wets your vegies, buggers your mash, thins your gravy and makes you a dribble  stains your best “going to a BBQ” shirt or singlet.

Because the rump is essentially the last of the recognised grilling cuts and is made of a multiple muscle group, it needs to be cooked a little more than other cuts to break down the muscle fibers and intramuscular fats.  Somewhere between Medium Rare and Medium is ideal.

Keep in mind that not all BBQ’s are created evenly, and there are variances in terms of heat output and materials used.  The cooking time will vary a little either way depending on the thickness of steak and the heat generated by your BBQ.

Serve your nicely cooked piece of rump between 2 slices of buttered bread, with a leaf of lettuce and a slice of tomato, beetroot too if you’ve got some.  Eat it in one hand while holding a stubbie of beer in the other.  Refresh the beer when empty.

Award Winning Meats

Terry Orreal’s Quality Meats is famous for providing the highest quality meats to restaurants and consumers in the Pine Rivers area for over 45 years!

We’re proud of every product we sell! Our meats consistantly make the finals in national, state and local industry awards.

Some of our more recent awards include:

  • 1st prize 2011 Brisbane Ekka – Best Corned Silverside.
  • 3rd prize 2011 AMIC National Gourmet Sausage King for Curry Beef & Onion.
  • 1st prize 2010 Brisbane Ekka – Best Corned Silverside.
  • 1st prize 2010 Brisbane Ekka – Best Pre-cooked Sausage – Weissworst .
  • 1st prize 2010 AMIC Qld Gourmet Sausage King for Curry Beef & Onion.
  • 3rd prize 2010 Brisbane Ekka – Best Wood Smoked Leg Ham.
  • 3rd prize 2010 Brisbane Ekka – Best Dried Beef Jerky/Biltong
  • 1st prize 2009 AMIC National Gourmet Sausage King for his Mediteranian Lamb.
  • 1st prize 2009 Brisbane Ekka – Best Corned Silverside.
  • 2nd prize 2008 AMIC National Gourmet Sausage King for Continental Snags.
Behind the front counter

Behind the front counter at Terry Orreal’s Quality Meats