Here's some great pub food without having to walk to the pub. If this is a favourite dish in your family, it might be worth investing in some individual sized dishes, which give the meal a fun sense of occasion. Do feel free to substitute the puff with short-crust pastry and we recommend serving with a nice heap of veg from the garden.
500g (1 lb 2 oz) braising steak, cubed
2-3 tbsp oil
1 large onion, chopped
2 tbsp plain flour
500ml of Guinness
Salt and black pepper
225g (8 oz) mushrooms, sliced or quartered
280g (10 oz) puff pastry
Beaten egg to glaze
1. Using the boiling plate, heat the oil and fry off the meat in two or three batches until browned, setting to one side.
2. Fry the onions, then add the flour and allow cook for a minute before slowly stirring in the Guinness. Return the meat to the pan, season and add the mushrooms. Simmer for 5 minutes.
3. Transfer to the simmering oven using the floor grid for 2 hours until tender. Cool.
4. Place the meat mixture into a pie dish and roll out the pastry to cover the top, glaze with the beaten egg.
5. Place on the grid shelf on the floor of the roasting oven and cook for 20-25 minutes until risen and golden.