Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Homemade Beef Pies

Dinner: 21-Sep-2010

Pic at top: I used the lomo camera app on my iPhone to capture that pic... so the colours are a bit more intense... but nice.  Love it!
Pic at bottom: Normal colours still using iPhone... :-) 

Sorry as a friend pointed out, I totally forgot to take a pic of the yummy slow-cooked beef & gravy… apologies!
The beef pies were definitely yummy!! :-) Hubby reckons heaps better than those party pies & store bought pies... :-) Definitely heaps more nutrition too I might add... LOL! We both had 3 each for dinner... & I'm normally not a beef pie person... can't stand the store bought ones!

Recipe from Coles advertising magazine, 23-Sep-2010 to 29-Sep-2010, Curtis' meat pies

2 tbsp Olive oil
2.5 tbsp plain flour
500g Butcher beef casserole chuck steak (cut into 1cm cubes)
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 tsp ground coriander (omitted as I didn't have this)
1 carrot, peeled, cut into small dice
1 celery stalk, cut into small dice
1 small onion, cut into small dice
1 tbsp Soy sauce
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1.5 cups beef stock
3 sheets frozen low fat Pampas puff pastry

1. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a med heavy based saucepan over high heat. 

2. Coat meat in flour & brown well in pan.
3. Reduce heat to med, add onions & garlic & cook for 4 mins. 
4. Add carrot & celery & cook a further 4 mins. 
5. Add coriander, soy & worchestershire sauce and cook until almost dry. 
6. Add stock & cook for 1 hour or until meat is tender & sauce is thick. Allow to cool. Thaw pastry.
7. To assemble pie: 
- Preheat oven to 200C. Place pastry sheets on floured surface & roll out to 3mm (if you buy Pampas, they have already been rolled out so no need to do this part).
- Cut 2 of the sheets into 8 squares in total, for the bases. 
- Cut the 3rd sheet into 8 equal smaller squares for the lids. Set tops aside in fridge.
8. Place each base into a lightly greased regular muffin pan, prick a couple of times with a fork and fill with a small piece of foil. Bake for 8-10 mins until just golden.
9. Remove from oven & allow to cool, removing foil as well. Fill each base with filling & top with a lid. 
10. Press down on sides to seal. Bake for approx 10 mins, or until pastry is golden brown.
11. Remove from oven & cool a few mins.

Serve with tomato sauce...

Enjoy them whilst their hot & fresh out of the oven... mmmmm... ;-D 


No comments: