The Perfect Steak Pie with Porterhouse from The Meat Club
Wanting to make a meal ahead of time that will be nourishing for the family, then this is a great recipe. Pie’s are great to make for those emergency meals. I love making mini pie’s in my ramekins, I then freeze them individually so I have a meal for 1, 2 or 5 people ready at any time.
In this recipe I’ve used Porterhouse Steak from The Meat Club. This is the perfect cut of meat that can be slow cooked and used in a pie. Don’t be in a rush when making this, as the slow cooking of the meat will ensure it’s tender when you serve it.
If you are a follower of our blog, you will know when it comes to slow cooking I always use my Le Creuset. I find they are a great heavy based pot that works both on the stove or in the oven, so ideal for slow cooking. So if you don’t have yourself one, then go out and invest or grab your pot and start cooking this delicious pie!! (Tangs in Singapore sell Le Creuset, they have a wide range and you will often find them on sale).
Serving: 6-8 people
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 3 ½ hours
500g The Meat Club Porterhouse Steak cut into cubes
1 tablespoon Olive oil
1 large onion finely sliced
3 glove garlic crushed
200g bacon diced
200ml red wine (any left over wine)
200ml chicken stock
3 carrots peeled and roughly chopped
250g mushrooms quartered
Thyme and rosemary to taste
Salt and pepper
Puff Pastry – 2-3 sheets depending on the dish you use
40g butter melted
Using a heavy based saucepan like a Le Creuset, heat the olive oil, then add the onions. Let them cook for a few minutes till they become soft, then add the garlic. With a slotted spoon remove from the pan leaving the oil. Now, add the Porterhouse Steak and brown on all sides then remove from the pan. Add the bacon to the pan with the carrots. Let them both cook for at least 5 minutes till the bacon browns and the carrots have slightly softened. Add the wine and stock and let it bubble away for another 5 minutes. This allows the alcohol to evaporate.
Incorporate the onions, mushrooms and meat back into the Le Creuset, add your herbs and season to taste. Put the lid on the pan and let it cook for roughly 3 hours on a very low stove. If you are using the oven, I would suggest about 130-150°.
Towards the end of the cooking process prepare either your ramekins or pie dish with puff pastry. With melted butter brush the base and sides of your dish. Cut your sheet of pastry to the desired shape to cover the base and sides of your dish. Whilst the meat is still hot, ladle it into the dishes filling to the top. Place the pastry lid on each pie and pinch the sides to seal. You can cut out shapes to decorate your pies but this is of course optional. Brush the lid of the pastry with butter.
In your oven that has been preheated to 190°, place the pie’s in and let them cook for about 30 minutes or till they have turned a nice golden brown.
I hope you love this recipe and do jump onto The Meat Club’s website to order and also to find some delicious recipes!