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
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Bring to the boil, then simmer, covered, for about 2 hours or until the meat is tender.
- Meanwhile, cook the potatoes, then mash with the milk, butter and a pinch of salt and pepper.
- 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.
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.