Slow Cooker Mushroom Beef Pie Recipe
- Yield : 4 serving plates
- Servings : 4
- Prep Time : 10m
- Cook Time : 9m
- Ready In : 9:10 h
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Slow cooker mushroom beef pie recipe. Very easy and delicious mushroom-beef pie cooked in slow cooker. Use 4-6 quart (4-6 L) slow cooker to bake this pie. You can also cook the mushroom beef pie in an oven (recipe adapted from http://www.bbc.co.uk/). To make it in an oven, you need to use the following ingredients:
2 tablespoons sunflower oil, 2 medium yellow onions, peeled and chopped, 7 oz (210 g) button mushrooms, sliced, 4 tablespoons plain flour, 1 teaspoon sea salt, 2 teaspoons dried mixed herbs, 1 pound (480 g) beef chuck steak, fat trimmed and cubed, 1 bay leaf, 1¾ cups stout beer, 1¹⁄³ cups (330 ml) beef stock, 2 tablespoons tomato puree, 2 teaspoons caster (superfine) sugar, freshly ground black pepper
Instructions: Preheat the oven to 350 Fº (175ºC). To make a filling, in a large nonstick skillet, heat sunflower oil over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and onions and fry, stirring, for about 5 minutes or until lightly browned.
In a large mixing bowl, combine plain flour, salt, and dried herbs. Add a lot of ground black pepper and mix well. Add cubed beef to flour mixture and toss well to coat meat completely. Add beef mixture to cooked mushrooms and cook, stirring, for a further 3-5 minute.
Stir in the bay leaf, stout beer, beef stock, tomato puree and sugar. Mix well and bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat. Cover with a lid and transfer beef mixture to the preheated oven.bake for 2½ hours or until the beef is very tender, stirring occasionally, during cooking time.
Take 1¾ cups (430 ml) of the sauce and pour into a small saucepan. Set aside to use as a gravy later. When the sauce cooled completely, cover it and refrigerate until needed.
Return pan to the hob and simmer over medium-low heat for a further 2-3 minute, or until sauce is thickened. Remove the sauce from the heat and pour into a large bowl. Discard the bay leaf. Set aside and cool completely.
To make the Suet Pastry, In a large bowl, combine self-raising flour, suet, chopped fresh parsley leaves and salt. Mix well. Stir in enough fresh water to make a soft dough. Transfer dough to a floured surface and knead well to form a ball. Using a scale, divide dough into 4 portions.
Butter a 2½ pint (1½ L) pudding basin and line the base with parchment paper. Roll out the small quantity of pastry into a disk large enough to cover cooked beef, press gently on top (make sure it reaches the sides). Repeat the same method with remaining pastries and filling until the basin is layered with 4 discs of pastry and 3 layers of cooked beef.
Cover the dish with parchment paper, the with a pleat in the middle. Cover parchment with aluminum foil, then again with a pleat. Using a string, tie tightly.
Place small trivet in a large deep saucepan. Add enough boiled water to come halfway up the sides of the basin. Cover the pan with a lid and place over medium heat. Steam in simmering water for 2 hours.
Turn off the heat. Carefully lift the basin from the water. Set aside for 5 minutes.
In a small saucepan, heat reserved sauce over medium-high heat until bubbling, stirring occasionally.
Cut the string and remove parchment paper and aluminum foil from the basin. Remove cooked pudding from the basin. Pour the gravy over the top and serve with more hot gravy.\
Slow Cooker Mushroom Beef Pie Recipe
- 1/2 cup dried porcini mushrooms
- 2 cups (500 ml) beef stock
- 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons sunflower oil
- 1 large yellow onion,peeled and chopped
- 8 oz (240 g) flat mushrooms
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
- 1/3 cup (80 ml) dry red wine
- salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1½ pounds (720 g) stewing beef,fat trimmed and cubed
- For the Pastry
- 2 ½ cups self-raising flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsely and thyme
- 1½ cupsbeef suet,chilled
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter,frozen and grated
- 1 large egg,lightly beaten
- 2/3 cup (160 ml) cold water
Place dried mushrooms in a large bowl. Pour over beef stock. Set aside and allow mushrooms to soak for about 20 minutes
Place flour in a large bowl. Add cubed meat and toss well to coat.
In a large frying pan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Working in batches, fry meat until browned on all sides. Transfer cooked beef to slow cooker.
Add chopped onion to the pan and cook, stirring, for 10 minutes or until softened. Transfer cooked onions to slow cooker. Add flat mushrooms and bay leaf.
In a small mixing bowl, combine Worcestershire sauce and dry red wine. Stir well and pour wine mixture over beef in slow cooker. Drain mushrooms and pour liquid into slow cooker. Chop soaked mushrooms and add to the pot.
Mix all ingredients well. Cover slow cooker and cook on high-heat setting for 1 hour. Reduce heat to low and cook for a further 5-6 hours, or until beef and onions are very tender.
Open slow cooker and discard bay leaf. Allow beef mixture to cool completely.
To make the Pastry, grease a deep heatproof pudding basin with the butter. In a small mixing bowl, combine self-raising flour, baking powder and salt. Mix well. Stir in the herbs followed by beef suet and butter.
Make a well in the centre. Add beaten egg and cold water. Mix and gather into a soft dough.
Transfer dough to a floured surface. Lightly knead for a few seconds. Cut off a quarter of the dough. Wrap in plastic wrap.
Shape remaining dough into a ball. Roll out into round to line the basin or bowl. Lift up the pastry and place in the basin, pressing it against the sides. Roll out reserved pastry dough to make a round large enough to use as a lid for the pudding.
Pour in cooled filling and the gravy to come to within 1/2 inch (1.25 cm) of the rim reserving remaining gravy for serving. Brush the top edge of pastry dough with water and top with the lid. Seal edges, by pressing together and trim off any excess.
Cover the basin with a pleat, then place double thickness layer of parchment. Secure with a string. Cover with pleat to allow pie to rise.
Place pastry ring in the base of cleaned slow cooker. Place the pudding basin on top. Pour boiling water to come just over halfway up the sides of the basin. Cover slow cooker and cook on high heat setting for 3 hours.
Turn off slow cooker. Remove pudding, take off the foil, string and parchment paper. Loosen the edges of the pie. Invert onto a warmed serving plate. Serve warm with more gravy.