Welsh Beef Steak & Ale Individual Pies


  1. Preheat the oven to gas mark 3, 170°C, 325°F.
  2. Mix all ingredients together well - except pastry. Into four individual pie dishes place beef cubes, onions, mushrooms, stock, ale, gravy granules, tomato purée and thyme
  3. Roll out puff pastry and divide into four and place on top of dishes, damp rim and finish edges.
  4. Place a small hole in the top to release steam, brush with egg and milk, cover with foil and bake in a preheated oven for 1½ -1¾ hours.
  5. Remove foil and cook for a further 20-30 minutes, until browned. Serve the pies with mashed swede and seasonal vegetables.

Recipe Information

Serves 4
Calories 577 kcals
Cooking Time


  • 450g (1lb) lean Welsh beef braising steak, cubed
  • 8 shallots, peeled
  • 50g (2oz) mushrooms - button and oyster mushrooms, whole
  • 150ml (¼pt) beef stock
  • 450ml (¾pt) ale
  • 15ml (1tbsp) gravy granules
  • 30ml (2tbsp) tomato purée
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 350g (12oz) puff pastry, ready rolled
  • Egg and milk wash

Nutrition Information

  • Calories 577 kcal
  • Energy 2413 kj
  • Fat 30.4g
  • Saturates 13.0 g
  • Salt 1.80g
  • Iron 3.23mg
  • 5-a-day