Monday, 16 May 2011

RECIPE - Steak Pie

The only syns in this on (extra easy) are for the puff pastry and for the red wine. I only have about 25g of pastry (raw weight), which is 6 syns, so its a tiny amount but enough so that you are having steak pie. The red wine means the meat is 2 syns per portion. The meat mixture is also delicious on its own, as a stew, for just 2 syns per portion.

Ingredients
(Serves 4)
600g lean stewing steak
2 onions
4 carrots
4 cloves garlic
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 oxo cubes (or other beef stock)
Fresh (sprig) or dried (tsp) rosemary
2 Bay leaves
250ml red wine
Salt and Pepper
Handful red lentils

Method
  1. Roughly chop the steak, onions, carrots, garlic and rosemary if using fresh.
  2. Put all the ingredients in a slow cooker, along with just enough water to cover
  3. Cook on low for around 6 hours.
  4. At this point, use a slotted spoon to remove the meat and bay leaves temporarily to a bowl. Put the remaining liquidy mix into a blender, this gives a lovely thick 'gravy'.
  5. Put the gravy and meat back into the slow cooker, and continue cooking on low for a further 2 hours.
  6. 20 minutes before serving, roll out the puff pastry and brush the top with egg. Cook in the oven for 15 - 20 minutes.
  7. Serve with plenty of vegetables!

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