Steak & Guinness Purse

£48.95

Soft steak pieces slow cooked in a Guinness gravy

Wrapped in a puff pastry purse sprinkled with Paprika and herbs

Can be cooked directly from frozen

10 x Steak & Guinness Purses per pack

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About this product

Steak and Guinness pies, also known as “Steak and Guinness Pockets,” are a traditional Irish dish that consists of tender chunks of steak cooked in a rich Guinness-based gravy, enclosed in a flaky pastry crust. The dish is said to have originated in Ireland, where Guinness is a popular beer and a common ingredient in cooking. The steak and Guinness filling is placed inside a pastry pocket, which can be either shortcrust or puff pastry, and then baked. This creates a hearty, comforting meal that is perfect for a cold winter evening. Some variations include adding vegetables such as onions, carrots, and mushrooms to the filling.

Ingredients (Allergens in bold) – Select cuts of 100% Beef

Preparing this product

Steak and Guinness pies should be prepared by first browning the steak in a pan with some butter or oil. Then, add chopped vegetables such as onions, carrots, and mushrooms to the pan and cook until softened. Next, add in a can of Guinness or other dark beer and beef broth to the pan and bring the mixture to a simmer. Allow the liquid to reduce and thicken, which will take about 10-15 minutes. Season the mixture with salt, pepper, and any other desired spices.

While the filling is simmering, prepare the pastry crust. You can use store-bought puff or shortcrust pastry or make your own. Roll out the pastry dough and cut out circles that are slightly larger than the size of your pie dish.

To assemble the pies, place the pastry circles on a baking tray and fill each one with the steak and Guinness mixture. Brush the edges of the pastry with beaten egg, then fold the pastry over to create a half-moon shape, or you can use a lid cutter to make a complete pastry top. Press the edges of the pastry together to seal the pies. Brush the tops of the pies with beaten egg and make a small hole in the center for the steam to escape.

Bake the pies in a preheated oven at 375°F/190°C for 30-40 minutes, or until the pastry is golden brown and cooked through. Once done, let them rest for a few minutes before serving.

It’s a great meal for a cold winter evening, you can serve it with mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables or green salad.

 

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Steak & Guinness Purse – Slow cooked steak pieces and Guinness gravy wrapped in a puff pastry purse

Preperation

Serving

Steak and Guinness pies are a hearty, comforting dish that pairs well with a variety of side dishes. Some popular options include:

  1. Mashed potatoes: A classic pairing, creamy mashed potatoes provide a smooth contrast to the rich, savory filling of the pie.
  2. Roasted vegetables: Roasted root vegetables such as carrots, parsnips, and potatoes complement the flavors of the pie and add a touch of sweetness.
  3. Green salad: A simple green salad with a tangy dressing helps to cut through the richness of the pie and provides a refreshing contrast.
  4. Colcannon: A traditional Irish dish of mashed potatoes with kale or cabbage, it’s a great way to add some greens to the plate.
  5. Peas: Fresh or frozen peas, cooked with a little butter and mint, is a simple and popular side dish that goes well with steak and Guinness pies.
  6. Creamy onion sauce: A sauce made from caramelized onions, chicken or beef stock, and heavy cream is a delicious way to enhance the flavors of the pie.

Ultimately, the choice of side dish will depend on personal preference and the occasion. Feel free to experiment and find the perfect pairing for your steak and Guinness pies.

Drinks

Steak and Guinness pies are traditionally served with a pint of Guinness or another dark beer, as the dish is inspired by the ingredients of the popular Irish beer. The dark, rich, and slightly bitter flavor of the beer complements the flavors of the steak and Guinness filling in the pie.

  • You can also serve a red wine with steak and Guinness pies, as the tannins in the wine can help to cut through the richness of the dish. A full-bodied red wine such as a Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz or a Merlot will pair well with the dish.
  • Alternatively, you can serve a dry hard cider, it’s a great alternative for those who prefer not to drink beer or wine. It’s a good choice because it’s also made with dark malts and it has a slight sweetness and acidity that will balance the richness of the pie.
  • Non-alcoholic options like coffee, tea or a sparkling water with a slice of lemon are also a good choice, they can help to cleanse the palate after each bite.

Ultimately, the choice of drink will depend on personal preference and the occasion. Feel free to experiment and find the perfect pairing for your steak and Guinness pies.

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