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Monday, February 24, 2014

Steak and Guinness Pie with Irish Soda Bread Topping

I have always loved meat pies!  I remember being excited when there was leftover roast beef because I knew we would have beef pot pie the next day. 
 I am not sure why the meat pie the tastes better than the lovely roast beef but maybe, its the crust topping or maybe, the flavors have more time to marry.   Either way I would rather have the meat pie than the roast! 
 So here is a nice option to celebrate St. Patrick's day with a rich meat pie, seasoned with Guinness Lager and topped with a traditional Irish soda bread.
But you really don't have to wait for St Paddy's Day to enjoy this rich dish!  

Steak and Guinness Pie with Irish Soda Bread Topping

    For the Meat Filling
    • 1 1/2 pounds of lean steak, cut into bite size cubes
    • salt and pepper
    • 2 tablespoons flour
    • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 small onion, diced (about 1 cup)
    • 1 carrot, diced
    • 3 potatoes, diced
    • 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary, leaves removed and chopped or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
    • 1- 11.2 oz bottle of Guinness Lager
    • 1- 14 oz can of diced tomatoes
    • 1 tablespoon of tomato paste
    • 1 cup of water
    • 2 cups of beef stock
    For the Bread Topping
    • 2 cups flour
    • 3 tablespoons butter,chopped into pieces
    • 2 tablespoons sugar
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup of buttermilk
    Instructions for the Meat Filling
    1. Salt and pepper the steak cubes, drop into a large plastic storage bag, add flour, seal and shake until well coated.
    2. Heat olive oil in a large dutch oven or large pot. Add meat and stir gently until all sides are brown. Add onions, carrots and potatoes and rosemary, cook until onions are soft, stirring as needed. Add the tomatoes, Guinness Lager, tomato paste, water and beef stock, heat to boiling.
    3. Reduce heat and simmer for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally and adding water if needed. Cook until veggies are tender and sauce has reduced to a thick gravy.
    4. Heat oven to 375 degrees.
    5. Pour the meat and veggie mixture into a 9 X 9 casserole dish.
    6. Make the Irish Soda Bread Topping (below)
    For the Bread Topping
    1. Mix all dry ingredients, add butter and cut into the mixture using a pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles fine crumbs.
    2. Add buttermilk and stir until moist.
    3. Drop spoonfuls of Irish soda bread dough on top of the meat mixture in the 9 X 9 casserole dish.
    4. Bake at 375 for 30-35 minutes until bread is golden brown.
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    A gorgeous pan of Steak and Guinness Pie with Irish Soda Bread Topping!  

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    1. Oh, it doesn't get any more Irish than this, lass! ;) What a great dish for this time of year! Visiting from the Grand Social! ♥

    2. I'm always in with food made with beer (lager)!

    3. Hi Evelyn, thanks so much for sharing this and I pinned it. I love St. Patricks Day and this sounds perfect to make. Have a nice day!

    4. I bet the Guinness adds real depth of flavour! Cheers from Carole's Chatter

    5. This recipe sounds great for St. Patricks Day! Pinning! =)

    6. I have ONE bottle of Guinness in the fridge ....... I think this recipe is begging me to use it! :) Although this is appropriate for St Patrick's Day, I think it would be great all year! Pinned!

    7. This looks so delicious. I love the Irish soda bread spooned on top. Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

    8. I agree, a leftover pie is always tasty. It's my favorite comfort food. Pinned

    9. I am with you - the pie made with the left overs is so yummy! I plan it out so that I can have left overs to make the meat pie the next day or so. This looks super yummy, adding to the menu. Thanks for linking to Turn it up Tuesday!

    10. Just in time for the big St. Patrick's Day Celebration, your Steak and Guinness Pie looks wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend.
      Come Back Soon!
      Miz Helen

    11. Whoo this looks so tasty, making me hungry now :) thanks for linking up ...

    12. Love your St Patrick's Day recipe and post! This would be different for me but my sons visited Ireland a couple of years ago and had Guinness Pie and have wanted me to make it ever since! Following from Sunday Social, I see I was already following you on facebook, pinterest and twitter but added you to my Bloglovin' for easy reader! Blessings!

    13. Oh my goodness this just screams Irish! Love that you used a soda bread topping. Thank you for linking.

    14. Oh my!!! I want some for supper tonight!!

    15. Love the idea of the soda bread on top of the Steak & Guinness pie! Great job!

    16. I love the idea of the Irish soda bread topping. Thanks for sharing this recipe on Food of the World.

    17. Hi Evelyn,
      I am so exited to see your Steak and Guinness Pie with Irish Soda Bread on tour with us. It will sure be a big hit here at our Irish Cottage. Thank you so much for sharing with Food of The World and hope you will continue the tour with us next month.
      Miz Helen


    Thank you so much for your sweet comments:)))