Slow Cooker Beef & Guinness Puff Pie

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recipe by Octopus Publishing

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    Total Time
    10hrs 0mins
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based on 1 ratings

Beef and Guinness stew is a rich and comforting classic, and the creamy blue cheese and puff pastry lid add even more richness to this meal. First, simmer the rich beef filling in your slow cooker (or a dutch oven on low heat) until thickened and falling apart. Then spoon into individual dishes and bake for a perfectly golden puff pastry pie. All you need to serve is a side of lightly steamed green vegetables!

recipe updated 16 May 2019


  • Sunflower oil icon
    Sunflower oil
  • Stewing steak icon
    Stewing steak
  • Onion icon
  • Plain flour icon
    Plain flour
  • Stout icon
  • Beef stock icon
    Beef stock
  • Horseradish sauce icon
    Horseradish sauce
  • Tomato purée icon
    Tomato purée
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
    as needed
  • Bay leaves icon
    Bay leaves
  • Button mushroom icon
    Button mushroom
  • Egg icon
  • Puff pastry icon
    Puff pastry
  • Stilton cheese icon
    Stilton cheese


  • kCook icon Stove
  • kCook icon Pastry brush
  • kCook icon Skillet pan
  • kCook icon Large cast iron skillet
  • kCook icon Slow cooker bowl
  • kCook icon Pie dish - 5.75 x 1.75"

Step preview

  1. Prep and set aside stewing steak: cubed
  2. Prep and set aside onion: chopped
  3. Prep and set aside button mushroom: sliced
  4. Prep and set aside egg: beaten
  5. Prep and set aside egg: beaten
  6. Prep and set aside stilton cheese: crumbled
  7. Get a clean large cast iron skillet
  8. Add sunflower oil
  9. Heat
  10. Add prepared stewing steak
  11. Sear until browned
  12. Add prepared onion
  13. Fry evenly until browned - medium heat
  14. Stir in plain flour
  15. Mix in stout
  16. Mix in beef stock
  17. Stir in horseradish sauce
  18. Stir in tomato purée
  19. Season with salt & pepper
  20. Add bay leaves
  21. Heat until boiling
  22. Transfer content of large cast iron skillet to slow cooker bowl and cover
  23. Cook until cooked through - 9 hr, low heat
  24. Pre-heat - 205°C
  25. Transfer content of slow cooker bowl to 4 pie dishes
  26. Stir in prepared button mushroom
  27. Brush with prepared egg
  28. Top with puff pastry
  29. Trim gently
  30. Slice
  31. Brush with prepared egg
  32. Cook until light golden - 30 min, 205°C
  33. Sprinkle with prepared stilton cheese
  34. Let cool slightly until melted
  35. Serve
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