Guinness Beef Pie

Wholesome Guinness Beef Pie

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PREP: 30 min  COOK: 1 hr 25 min
TOTAL: 1 hr 55 min SERVES: 8


10 small red potatoes, quartered
3 carrots, peeled and diced
3 celery stalks, diced
1/2 yellow onion, peeled and chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 pound ground beef

Guinness Gravy:
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 yellow onion, peeled and chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
1/2 cup Guinness, extra stout
3 tablespoons flour
2 1/2 cups beef stock
Salt and black pepper, to taste

Pie Crust:
3 cups flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
12 tablespoons butter, ice cold
1 large egg
5 tablespoons water, ice cold
1 tablespoon white vinegar


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Arrange the potatoes, carrots, celery and onion on a baking sheet. Coat evenly with the olive oil, thyme, salt and black pepper; roast for 30 minutes or until tender and lightly browned.

3. Meanwhile, brown the ground beef in a large skillet. Combine the roasted vegetables and ground beef in a large mixing bowl; set aside.

Guinness Gravy:
1. Heat the olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat.

2. Add the onion and garlic; sauté for 3 minutes. Add the thyme leaves and continue sautéing for 2 minutes.

3. Add the Guinness to the sauté pan and cook until nearly fully reduced, about 5 minutes.

4. Add the flour and whisk until the onion is evenly coated. Add the beef stock, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until thickened. Salt and pepper to taste.

5. Add the gravy to the vegetables and beef; set aside.

Pie Crust:
1. Combine the flour, sugar and salt in a large mixing bowl.

2. Cube the butter, add to the mixing bowl and cut with a pastry cutter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

3. Whisk together the egg, water and vinegar. Make a well in the center of the flour and add the egg mixture.

4. Stir until the mixture becomes clumpy. Knead the dough until no crumbs remain. Form into a ball, cover in plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.

5. Divide the dough in two and roll out each half on a lightly floured surface to fit a 9-inch pie pan. Cover the bottom of the pie pan with the first dough half, add the filling, and place the second dough half on top. Crimp edges to create a seal.

6. Make 4 slits in the top of the pie. Whisk 1 egg and 1 egg yolk to create an egg wash and brush over the top of the pie.

7. Bake at 400 degrees for 40 minutes or until the crust is lightly browned.

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