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Steak and Guinness Pie with Irish Soda Bread Topping

Steak and Guinness Pie with Irish Soda Bread Topping is a nice option to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.  It’s a rich beef Guinness pie, seasoned with Lager and topped with white soda bread.

rich beef Guinness pie, seasoned with Lager and topped with white soda bread.

 

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.   And it doesn’t have to be beef, chicken pot pie or even a veggie pot pie works for me.  I am not sure why the meat pie tastes better than the lovely roast beef.   But maybe, it is the crust topping or maybe, the flavors have more time to marry.   Either way, I would rather have the meat pie than the roast.    And we have knocked it out of the park today with this beef Guinness pie and it’s perfect for St Patrick’s Day. 

 

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But of course, this beef Guinness pie is a very rich meat pie.   And the seasonings are amazing and the lager adds a roasted dark wheat taste.

 

What is White Soda Bread:

Soda bread is a quick bread that utilizes baking soda as a leavening agent instead of yeast.    And white soda bread contains white flour and most of the time buttermilk.   The acidy of the buttermilk activates the baking soda immediately so kneading is not recommended.    So a white soda bread makes it perfect as a topping for a steak and Guinness pie.

Guinness lager is not something we drink often but it seems to add to our St Patrick’s Day fun especially if we enjoy a couple of pints alongside this meal.    And we even have these awesome Guinness Irish Pint Glasses to continue the theme of the day.  Also, you could make Beef and Guinness Pie ahead of time.   And the White Soda Bread Topping can be added just prior to baking.  But you really don’t have to wait for St Paddy’s Day to enjoy this beef Guinness pie, it would be appreciated anytime.

 

What you will need to make this Beef Guinness pie:

Ingredients for steak and guinness pie:

  • 1 ½ pounds lean beef, cut into bite-size cubes
  • Salt
  • 2 Springs fresh Rosemary (or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary)
  • 2 Tablespoons Flour
  • 2-3 Tablespoons olive Oil
  • Small Onion, diced (about 1 cup)
  • Carrot, diced
  • 3 potatoes, peeled and diced
  • Ground Black Pepper
  • 11.2 ounce bottle of Guinness Lageer
  • 14 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 Tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups Beef Stock

 

White Soda Bread Topping Ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 Tablespoons butter, cut into pieces
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk

 Equipment Needed:

 

How to Make this Steak and Guinness Pie with Irish Soda Bread Topping

Instructions for the Beef Guinness Pie:

  • Salt and pepper the steak cubes, drop into a batter bowl,  add flour, seal and shake until well coated.
  • Heat olive oil in a large dutch oven. 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.
  • Reduce heat and simmer for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally and adding water if needed. Cook until veggies are tender and the sauce has reduced to a thick gravy.
  • Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Pour the meat and veggie mixture into a 9 X 9 casserole dish.
  • Make the White Soda Bread Topping

Directions to make the White Soda Bread Topping

  • Mix all dry ingredients, add butter and cut into the mixture using a pastry blender until the mixture resembles fine crumbs.
  • Add buttermilk and stir until moist.
  • Drop spoonfuls  Irish soda bread dough on top of the meat mixture in the 9 X 9 casserole dish.
  • Bake at 375 for 30-35 minutes until bread is golden brown.

 

rich beef Guinness pie, seasoned with Lager and topped with white soda bread.

 

This Steak and Guinness Pie with Irish Soda Bread Topping is also great for Sunday Supper or a weekend dinner.

 

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Steak and Guinness Pie with White Soda Bread Topping

Steak and Guinness Pie with Irish Soda Bread Topping is a nice option to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.  It’s a rich beef Guinness pie, seasoned with Lager and topped with white soda bread.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time2 hrs 50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Irish
Keyword: beef Guinness pie, Steak and Guinnes Pie, Steak and Guinness Pie with Irish Soda Bread Topping, White Soda Bread
Servings: 6
Calories: 532kcal
Author: Evelyn

Ingredients

For the Beef and Guinness Filling

  • 1 1/2 pounds lean beef cut into bite-size cubes
  • salt
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary leaves removed and chopped or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion Diced (about 1 cup)
  • 1 carrot diced
  • 3 potatoes peeled and diced
  • ground black pepper
  • 1 11.2 oz bottle Guinness Lager
  • 1 14 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups beef stock

For the White Soda Bread Topping

Instructions

  • Salt and pepper the steak cubes, drop into a batter bowl, add flour, seal and shake until well coated.
  • Heat olive oil in a large dutch oven. 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.
  • Reduce heat and simmer for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally and adding water if needed. Cook until veggies are tender and the sauce has reduced to a thick gravy.
  • Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Pour the meat and veggie mixture into a 9 X 9 casserole dish.
  • Make the White Soda Bread Topping

For the White Soda Bread Topping

  • Mix all dry ingredients, add butter and cut into the mixture using a pastry blender until the mixture resembles fine crumbs.
  • Add buttermilk and stir until moist.
  • Drop spoonfuls of Irish soda bread dough on top of the meat mixture in the 9 X 9 casserole dish.
  • Bake at 375 for 30-35 minutes until bread is golden brown.

Nutrition

Calories: 532kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 744mg | Potassium: 1223mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1980IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 137mg | Iron: 9mg

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Miz Helen

Saturday 15th of March 2014

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

Diane Balch

Tuesday 11th of March 2014

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

Christy

Tuesday 11th of March 2014

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

Christine

Monday 3rd of March 2014

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

Michelle Meche

Sunday 2nd of March 2014

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