Steak and kidney pie

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Classic pub lunch this one. Crispy top with loads of tasty gravy. Making it with with ready-rolled puff pastry saves loads of your time.

Steak and kidney pie
Servings:Serves 4
Calories per serving:884
Ready in:2 hours 30 minutes
Prep. time:30 minutes
Cook time:2 hours
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:Chef
First published:12th November 2013

Best recipe review

Better than anything you can buy


One of my favourite meals ever. Perfection.

Paul R Smith


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Mise en place

  • Preheat the oven to 200° C (400° F - Gas 6 - Moderately hot)
    • If your electric oven has the options of upper, lower, both elements, use the lower element.


  1. Trim any excess fat from the steak and the kidneys
  2. Season the flour and add the steak and kidney and coat well
  3. shake off any excess flour
  4. Layer the onion, meat and parsley into a buttered pie dish
  5. Mix the tomato purée, beef stock and mustard
  6. Pour the stock mixture into the dish so that the meat is just over half covered. Add extra water if required
  7. Roll out the pastry to 2mm (1/8") thick and cut a long strip to fit around the edge of the pie dish
  8. Brush the edge of the dish with water and press the strip on to it.
  9. Brush the top of the strip with more water and lay the pastry on the top to make a lid
  10. Trim away any excess and crimp the edge. Cut a 1cm (½") hole in the top to allow steam to escape or fit a pie funnel.
  11. Refrigerate the pie for 15 minutes
  12. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes in the middle of the oven until the pastry has risen and is golden brown
  13. Once the pastry has risen, lay a sheet of tin foil very loosely over the top of the pastry to prevent it overcooking
  14. Lower the heat to 180° C (350° F - Gas 4 - moderate) and cook for a further 90 minutes

Serving suggestions

Serve with minty peas and boiled potatoes


Yield to the Delia (Smith) Effect: Add a few tablespoons of mushroom ketchup to the stock mixture.

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