Everyone needs a time out; time to stop worrying about work, expenses, and all other stressful stuff. Cooking is one activity that can be a perfect stress reliever. An hour without nothing in mind but to cook is enough to clear ones thoughts while at the same time, doing something for the whole family.
The Steak ale Pie recipe would take about 15 minutes to prepare and around 2 hours and 45 minutes to cook. You may think it so time consuming to do but it doesn’t really require full supervision to do it. You’ll be able to deal on matters that you need to tend to as you prepare and cook the food. and by the time you’ll be serving it like for a special lunch or dinner, you’re whole guest will be satisfied with this very satisfying dish. At the same time, cooking healthy for other people is a great accomplishment for you as you are able to serve them something that can contribute to their wellness rather than being the cause of possible illness. I do believe that food that are prepared long are the ones which are comfortingly delicious.
Steak ale pies can be rank among those healthy stuff as per serving can give you 678 K calories, 37.05 grams of protein, 32.35 grams carbohydrates, 43.45 grams fat, 19.2 grams saturates, 2.7 grams fiber, and 1.62 grams salt.
What you’ll need:
500 grams braising or stewing steak
2 onions, sliced
250 grams mushrooms, halved or quartered
1 tablespoon plain flour, seasoned
350 ml dark ale or stout
350 grams puff pastry
50 grams Stilton, crumbled
1 egg, beaten
1. Brown the meat in batches in a little oil in a casserole dish. Scoop out then brown the onions and mushrooms. Add the meat back to the pan then sprinkle over the flour and stir for a minute. Add the ale gradually then bring to a simmer, put on a lid and cook for 2 hours, or until tender. Cool a little.
2. Roll out the pastry to 20p thickness. Dot the blue cheese all over one side then fold and roll out again so the cheese goes into the pastry.
3. Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Tip the steak mix into 4 individual pie dishes. Top with the pastry, trim and brush with beaten egg. Make a hole in the top of each then bake for 25-30 minutes until puffed and golden.
Want to make it healthier? You can try replacing other ingredients with healthier stuff. You can actually replace the plain flour which would have high glycemic index with whole wheat flour to increase the fiber content and is lower in glycemic index. A 100 grams of blue cheese contains 353 calories, if you want, you can go cheese with lower calories such as cottage, parmesan, string, or Feta cheese. Aside from adding texture and taste to our food, mushroom is also rich in different vitamins and minerals that are good for our body such as phosphorus, iron, potassium, selenium, vitamins B-complex and others. So it is really a healthy and comforting meal to eat and enjoy.