Rosemary Conley's beef steak pie
Skill level: Easy peasy
Packed with lean beef, root veggies, onions, garlic and fresh thyme, this hearty steak pie made with filo pastry is just delicious.
- 500g lean beef steak, cubed
- 2 onions, finely chopped
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- 2tsp chopped fresh thyme
- 600ml beef stock
- 2tbsp plain flour
- A little gravy browning (optional)
- 300g swede, peeled and diced
- 300g carrots, peeled and diced
- 4 sheets filo pastry
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Low-calorie oil spray
- 1tbsp chopped fresh parsley to garnish
Cook's tip: You can make the base to this pie the day before and when ready to cook, simply top with filo pastry and bake in the oven.
Wine tip: A full-bodied red wine, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, complements this robust dish.
- Preheat the oven to 190C (375F, gas mark 5).
- Heat a heavy-based, non-stick pan, and dry-fry the beef until it changes colour. Drain through a metal sieve to remove as much fat as possible, and wipe out the pan with kitchen paper. Put the beef aside for a moment.
- Add the onions and garlic to the pan and dry-fry for 2-3 mins until soft.
- Stir in the thyme, then return the beef to the pan. Add 2tbsp of beef stock and sprinkle the flour over. Mix well, cooking over a low heat for 1 min, then gradually add the remaining stock. Add the swede and carrots, then simmer gently for 15 mins to allow the mixture to thicken, stirring occasionally.
- Stir in a little gravy browning for colour, if using, then transfer to an ovenproof dish.
- Cover with layers of filo pastry, spraying lightly with oil spray in between each layer. Season well with black pepper and place in the oven for 20-25 mins until golden brown. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve with a selection of fresh vegetables.
Nutritional information per portion
- Calories 480(kcal)
- Fat 11.6g
This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.
Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.