In this video, I make a delicious slow cooker beef and Guinness pie filling. It’s so delicious you can eat the pie filling right out of the slow cooker.
Cooking a pie filling in a slow cooker is a great way to achieve a flavor-packed filling with tender meat. The long cook time will ensure that when you go to taste, you will be amazed at the result.
The major highlight of this beef pie filling is the Guinness. It’s a subtle but fulfilling flavor that will have you going back for seconds. The beef cooks to be so tender that it will just melt in your mouth.
If you require a list of ingredients for this slow cooker beef and Guinness pie, then you can find it below.
I recommend either buying some fresh or frozen puff pastry for the best results. Homemade is also great but can be a bit time-consuming.
- ¼ cup corn-starch
- 1 tsp. salt
- ¼ tsp. pepper
- 1kg (2.2 lb) chuck steak
- 2 onions sliced
- 1 Tbsp. garlic crushed
- 1 carrot diced
- 400ml (13.5 fl oz) Guinness
- 1 cup beef stock
- 2 bay leaves
- Pie Case:
- 2 Sheets puff pastry
- 1 egg, beaten
Step 1 In a bowl, mix the cornstarch, salt, and pepper. Add the beef and gently toss.
Step 2: In a fry pan over medium heat, add 1 Tbsp. oil. Once hot, add the beef and cook until browned (Approx. 5 minutes.)
Step 3:In the slow cooker, add the beef, onion, garlic, carrot, Guinness, bay leaves, and beef stock.
Step 4: Cook on low for 6-8 hours
Step 5: Remove the bay leaves.
Step 6: Add the pie filling to prepared pie tins. Cover with puff pastry, lightly brush with an egg wash.
Step 7: Bake in a preheated oven at 200°C (390°F) or until golden brown.
Serve & Enjoy
This pie filling will keep for a day or two in the refrigerator, so it’s fine if you want to prepare it ahead of when you need it.
I would keep the filling out of the pie cases until you’re just about to place them into the oven.
You can go one step further with this pie filling by adding some bacon or even potato. Keep in mind these additions will alter the flavors of the dish.
If the pie filling is a little too runny for your liking, then add a mix of cornstarch and water. This paste will thicken the pie mixture drastically.
If it is too runny, then it might leak out of your pies, so it’s best to thicken it.
I hope this video is helpful when you go to make your slow cooker beef and Guinness pie filling.
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