There is nothing better than Home-made Pie :) Try this free flavour filled hearty Home-made Pepper Steak Pie Recipe that the whole family will love!


Pie Filling:
1kg steak, cubed
2 Tblsp flour
1 pinch salt
1 large onion, sliced
olive oil, for frying
3 Tblsp brandy
375ml beer cups beer
250ml water
3 tsp beef stock powder
3 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 Tblsp chopped thyme

250g organic flour
125g butter
1 extra large egg yolk
1 egg, beaten, for egg wash

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C
  • Season the flour well and toss the steak in the flour until well coated.
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan and brown the steak and onion
  • Deglaze the pan with brandy. 
  • Add the beer, water, stock powder, pepper and thyme.
  • Cover and bake for about 45 minutes. 
  • Remove from the oven and cool slightly. 
  • Increase the oven temperature to 220°C.
  • Place all pastry ingredients (except the egg) into a blender and pulse until a dough is formed.
  • Remove from blender and knead lightly, shape into a ball, cover and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
  • Roll onto a floured surface to about ½ a cm in thickness.
  • Spoon filling into a 20cm pie dish, top with pastry and cut a small cross in centre of pastry to allow steam to escape.
  • Brush with egg and bake for about 30 minutes and serve with mashed potatoes, vegetables and gravy.
Variation: To save time use ready-made short-crust pastry instead of making from scatch.

Serves 4


Reena Davis Basil said...
January 25, 2016 at 10:15 AM

For the pastry you have mentioned "1 extra large egg yolk and then again 1 egg, beaten, for egg wash" And when making the pastry you ask to blend everything but the egg. I'm confused.. Why was the egg mentioned twice?

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