Monday, June 28, 2010

Winter Steak Diane Pie!




A complete meal in delicious pastry, this steak diane pie recipe from Yahoo 7 Food is an irresistibly hearty winter meal. Serve with a side of your favourite roasted veggies.

Preparation time: 20 mins
Cooking time: 60 mins
Serves: 4
Ingredients:
• 500g round steak, chopped
• 2 tblsps olive oil
• 1 onion, chopped
• 4 bacon rashers, chopped
• 4 cloves garlic, crushed
• 2 tblsps plain flour
• 1 cup beef stock
• 200g button mushrooms, halved
• 1/3 cup cooking cream
• 1 tblsp Worcestershire sauce
• Salt and pepper, to taste
• 2 sheets frozen puff pastry, thawed
• 1 egg yolk
• 1 tsp poppy seeds
• Steamed snow peas and broccolini, to serve
Method:

• Toss beef with half the oil.

• Heat a large stockpot over a high heat. Cook beef in two batches for about 5 minutes, or until browned. Remove.

• Reduce heat. Add remaining oil to same stockpot. Add onion, bacon and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, until soft. Add flour. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Slowly add stock while stirring. Bring to boil. Return beef to pot with mushrooms. Simmer, covered, for about 1 hour, or until beef is tender and sauce is slightly thickened. Stir in cream and sauce. Season with salt and pepper.

• Meanwhile, make puff pastry lids. Using an 11cm round fluted cutter, cut out four rounds from pastry. Place on a greased oven tray. Pierce each round three times with a fork. Brush with yolk. Sprinkle with seeds.

• Cook in a hot oven (200C) for about 8 minutes, or until puffed and golden brown.

• Place beef mixture in bowls and top with pastry lids. Serve with snow peas and broccolini.

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