Steak and kidney pie

A hearty family classic makes a great meal on cold nights.

  • 25 mins preparation
  • 2 hrs 30 mins cooking
  • Serves 6
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This hearty family classic, the humble steak and kidney pie is packed full of flavour and protein. Enjoy a serving straight out of the oven with a dollop of mashed potato for a delicious winter dinner.
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Steak and kidney pie
  • 300 gram lamb's kidneys, trimmed, quartered
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 kilogram gravy beef, trimmed, cubed
  • 1/4 cup plain seasoned flour
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • bouquet garni
Rough puff pastry
  • 1 3/4 cup plain flour
  • 250 gram butter, chopped, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup cold water
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten


Steak and kidney pie
  • 1
    In a bowl, combine kidneys and sauce. Heat half oil in a heavy-based saucepan on medium. Saute kidneys, until lightly browned. Set aside.
  • 2
    Heat remaining oil in same pan. Dust beef in flour, shaking off excess. Cook in two batches, 5-6 minutes, until well browned. Transfer to a plate.
  • 3
    In the same pan, saute onion and garlic for 3 minutes, until tender. Return kidneys and beef to pan with stock, water, wine and bouquet garni. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low. Cook, covered, for 1 hour. Uncover and simmer for 30-40 minutes, until sauce thickens.
  • 4
    Make Pastry using method below.
  • 5
    Preheat oven to very hot, 220°C. Spoon meat and gravy into a 6-cup oven proof dish.
  • 6
    Roll out pastry to 5mm thick. Cut to cover top of dish. Brush with egg. Cut 3-4 slits in top of pie. Place on oven tray. Bake 10 minutes. Reduce oven to moderate, 180°C. Bake for further 15-20 minutes, until crisp and golden. Serve with vegies of choice.
  • 7
    Sift flour into a bowl. Add butter. rub in until almost combined. Add water, mix to a streaky dough. Roll out on floured board to 20 x 50cm. Fold into thirds. Give a quarter-turn and roll again. Repeat twice. Cut in halves. Wrap in plastic wrap, and chill half for 30 minutes (freeze remainder for later use).

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