The Ultimate Beef and Guinness Pie

Dinner | March 11, 2015 | By

St Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and that joyful fact provided my inspiration for this recipe: Beef and Guinness Pie. This pie is so packed full of everything that you really don’t even need a side dish. Normally, I would have mashed potatoes/chips and peas but as it’s for St Patrick’s Day, I decided to cram the potatoes and peas into this lord of the pies! I also added leeks in there too for even more green yumminess! I made my own pastry with left over mashed potato as well…we do have a deep love for our spuds here! But if you prefer shop bought pastry, it is just as good. For all of us that celebrate St Patrick’s Day – have a good one!

Beef and Guinness Pie 
The Ultimate Beef and Guinness Pie
Serves 4
A delicious beef and guinness pie for St Patrick's Day or any day you're feeling a bit Irish!
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Total Time
2 min
Total Time
2 min
  1. 25g butter
  2. 1 tbsp oil
  3. 50g flour
  4. 350g potatoes - diced
  5. 450g braising beef - diced
  6. 1 large onion, chopped
  7. 2 sticks celery, chopped
  8. 125g mushrooms, sliced
  9. 90g leeks ( 2 large leeks)
  10. 125g carrots, diced
  11. 1 can of peas, sieved
  12. 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  13. 400ml guinness
  14. 200ml beef stock
  15. 1 tbsp mixed herbs
  16. 1 tbsp parsley, chopped
  17. salt and pepper to season
  1. 75g leftover mashed potatoes
  2. 175g plain flour
  3. 40g margarine
  4. 40g lard
  5. pinch salt
  6. 1 egg, beaten, to glaze
For the filling
  1. Toss the meat in (25g) flour. Heat the oil in a large pan and fry the meat until sealed. Remove and set aside.
  2. Place the potatoes, onion, celery, leeks, mushrooms and peas in the pan. Fry until the vegetables are beginning to soften.
  3. Stir in the rest of the flour, then slowly add in the Guinness and stock, stirring continuously. Add the rest of the ingredients (Worcestershire sauce, mixed herbs, parsley, salt & pepper) and return the meat to the pan.
  4. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  5. Pour into a large ovenproof dish (or individual pie dishes) and set aside to cool.
For the pastry - note skip the first 3 steps if you have shop bought pastry
  1. Sieve the flour and salt in a mixing bowl. Add the margarine and lard, rubbing it into the mixture until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  2. Add the mashed potatoes and mix until it forms a dough.
  3. Wrap in clingfilm and let it chill for 30 minutes.
  4. Roll out the pastry to make the top for the filling. Glaze with the beaten egg. Use any leftover trimmings to garnish the pie.
  5. Bake at 200c for 30 minutes until the pastry is golden brown.
  6. Serve and enjoy!
  1. You can use ready-made pastry if you prefer.
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Beef and Guinness Pie 
 What’s your idea of the ultimate pie?


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    April 8, 2015

    This sounds & looks amazing! I definitely need to make this 😀 cc

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    March 13, 2015

    YUM! That looks like a serious case of comfort food, just what I am need of at the mo 🙂
    Janie x

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    Sarah Trivuncic
    March 12, 2015

    Oh my! That looks seriously good – I haven’t made a guinness pie since the early days of my blog but I am craving one now!

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    Emma (SitS)
    March 11, 2015

    Errr…WOW! Why have I never put Guiness in a pie before?! St Paddy’s day seems as good a reason as any 😉 thanks for sharing!

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