Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Tasty Tuesday

Happy St. Patrick's Day!
It just so happens that this week's Tasty Tuesday is a recipe that I make every year for St. Patrick's Day. Actually, I made it this weekend for my St. Patty's Day party on Saturday, but that's just because I'm too busy to make it during the work week. It sounds a little strange, but it is fantastic!!!

Steak and Guinness Pie


1 pie pastry for double 10-12 in. pie
1 2-lb Round steak
1 TBSP Flour
1 TBSP Brown sugar
1 TBSP Raisins
1 small-med onion
1 bottle Guinness stout
8 Slices bacon
3 TBSP shortening

1. Cut the steak into bite sized cubes, roll in seasoned flour, and brown in the shortening with the bacon, chopped small.

2. Place the meat in a casserole, peel and chop the onions, and fry until golden before adding them to the meat. Add the raisins and brown sugar, pour in the Guinness, cover tightly and cook in a very moderate oven (325-350F) for 2 1/2 hours.

3. Stir occasionally, and add a little more Guinness or water if the rich brown gravy gets too thick. Meanwhile, line a deep pie dish with half the pie crust: bake it:

4. Add the Guinness/beef mixture from the casserole, cover with the top layer of pie crust, and bake until finished, probably about 10 more minutes.

Jason was my brilliant sous chef as he made the pastry look beautiful! Really, this dish is so tasty it's not even funny. After attending my party a few years back my friend Amy asked for my recipe and later that year made it for a family get together. The family had an "appetizer contest" and she made Guinness Pie for it. She won the contest with my recipe! It's a prize winning pie and worth a try.
Another delicious St. Patrick's Day recipe next week!


  1. I was thinking I wanted to make something St. Patty's-ish but corned beef and cabbage just wasn't going to do it.

    I am going to trust in your word that this is good, shop for the ingredients, and make it tonight...or at least that is what I am telling myself right now.

  2. Anything with Guinness and bacon HAS to be good!

    Happy St. Patty's Day!

  3. Again, I'm proud of myself! I even did this while mildly tipsy. This dish has a flavor that I haven't found anywhere else. In a good way.

  4. I freakin' loved this pie, went back for seconds, and I don't even like meat! :)

  5. Wow, that is some unique pie! Steak and raisins. Wow. I am pretty sure I would enjoy it!!!! Happy Belated St. Patty's Day to you!

  6. It looks absolutely delectable! PS In Jason's post with all the teacher pictures I picked you out right away. I mean the second I saw you! I hope I am right.

  7. Steak and Guiness Pie wins my vote!

    I was afraid you were suggesting Steak and Kidney Pie.

  8. PS - I just realised that JLo is leaving a lot of comments about meat this past week.... hmmmmmmmmmmm

  9. OMG who could ask for more goodness in a single dish— Guinness, Steak, and Bacon three of my favorite things.

    You're linked up!

    Thanks for sharing,