Steak and Ale Pie with Mushrooms Recipe
This steak and ale pie with mushrooms recipe is similar to my recipe for beef in beer, but without the carrots but with mushrooms instead. This is also a slow cooker beef and mushroom pie filling recipe which is perfect for meal prepping.
This recipe is great to prepare up front. You prepare the pie filling beforehand.
You just prepare the pie lid when you are ready to heat it up. It is a very good meal for freezing and you can make a larger batch to freeze and then defrost it during the day in the fridge when you know you want it for dinner.
A perfect meal prep idea.
When we have made too much, or when meal prepping, this is how we freeze it for later use:
I normally try and make this meal the day before eating because if you leave it in the fridge overnight it always seems to taste better the next day, just like my beef in beer recipe.
Beer or Ale type
Again the type of beer used is important. Lager beer is not really recommended unless it is a stronger Belgian beer like a Leffe or Duvel.
I like to use a dark IPA or even a lovely dark Guinness which will impart the strong flavour that this delicious combination deserves.
As we live in Ireland a beef and Guinness pie is a fairly common pub meal around here. It is one of the steak and ale pie recipes that has stood the test of time.
As long as there is Guinness and beef, there will be steak and Guinness pie.
Because I brew my own beer at home, normally IPA, I always use one of my own beers in the sauce.
The best type of meat to use for a beef and mushroom pie is usually a chuck steak. But read more about that here: Choosing the best meat for Beef Stew.
The cheaper cuts of meat are normally better as the slow cook will tenderise them.
Beef and ale pie slow cooker
I do not have a slow cooker or crock pot so I slow cook this meat pie filler in the oven. But the recipe is perfect for preparing in a crockpot as well.
Serve up with sides that will soak up the juices like mashed potatoes and some sweet carrots or peas maybe? Good with a pint of ale.
How to make steak and ale pie
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