Rosemary Conley's beef steak pie

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Rosemary Conley's beef, steak and potato pie
Rosemary Conley's beef, steak and potato pie
  • Serves: 4

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Mid-price

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.


  1. Preheat the oven to 190C (375F, gas mark 5).
  2. 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.
  3. Add the onions and garlic to the pan and dry-fry for 2-3 mins until soft.
  4. 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.
  5. Stir in a little gravy browning for colour, if using, then transfer to an ovenproof dish.
  6. 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.

This recipe is taken from Rosemary Conley's new book Slim to Win: Diet and Cookbook available from Amazon.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • 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.

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Cook it covered in the oven low heat for 3-4 hours

Jeffrey S. Hunt

I think this is gonna be really good if the meat is less chewy. Besides slow cooker are there any ways I can make the meat less chewy. I don't have a slow cooker.


I found it was really tasty but the meat was really chewy and I had a lean piece of meat, I will be doing this again but next time I will do it in the slow cooker, and finish it in the oven.


never cooked before i got computer LUVERLY GRUB

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