Steak and Guinness pie


A comforting main that performs best in the company of potatoes and vegetables, or with baked parsnips.


1 pie crust (12 inch pie pastry)
2 lb beef (round steak, diced)
1 T flour
1 T raisin
3 onion (medium size, chopped)
8 sli bacon (rindless, cut)
3 T shortening (or butter)
1 T parsley (fresh parsley, finely chopped)
1 cn beer (Guinness stout, not "draught" variety)


Cover the diced steak with flour and brown, with the bacon, on a medium heat using the butter.

Brown the onions over a good heat. Add to the meat in a casserole dish. Add raisins, brown sugar, parsley and Guinness.

Cover the dish, simmer and cook over a lowish heat for 2 1/5 hours. Add water if the gravy mixture starts to thicken excessively.

Coat a pie dish with half of the pastry and bake partially.

Add the Meat and gravy mix when cooked and place the remaining pastry on top and bake for 20 minutes or until, golden brown.

Total time
3 hours, 5 minutes
Cooking time
Preparation time
4 servings


Irish cuisine

moderate, simmer, bake
meat, dinner, main meal
Irish recipes
Food in Ireland