Monday, 24 February 2014

Steak, Kidney and Mushroom Pie

I found a recipe for a steak and mushroom pie and really started craving one, i looked up the syns for pastry and almost had heart failure!!!
So i decided to to replace the pastry with a crispy potato topping instead, which is syn free.
The whole pot of pie filling which made 3 big pies came to 3 syns on extra easy.
It was rich, tender and very very tasty!!!

Preheat oven 200c, 400f, gas mark 5


1 kg beef steak cubes
500g kidney diced
500g mushrooms quartered
3 carrots diced
2 garlic cloves finely chopped
1 large onion chopped
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp each of dried thyme and oregano
1 tbsp fresh rosemary finely chopped
2 bay leaves
1 litre rich beef stock
1 tbsp plain flour 3 syns
Salt and pepper
2 potatoes thinly sliced


In a large pan sprayed with frylight, brown the beef then remove, then brown the kidney and remove.
Spray the pan again then fry the onions for 1 minute, add the carrots and mushrooms and fry for 3 minutes until golden, add the garlic and all the herbs, cook for 1 minute, add the paprika and stir in the flour, return the beef and kidney to the pan and stir in the beef stock and season, bring it to a boil and then simmer over a low heat for 2 hours or until the beef is tender, stirring it often, if it starts to over thicken, just add some water.

Divide the mixture between the pie dishes and top in a single layer with the potato slices, spray with butter frylight and bake in the oven for 30/35 minutes or until the potatoes are crisp and golden.


  1. I'm making this tomorrow night for friends! It will be the third recipe i've made from here and i'm sure like the others it will be yum! What did you serve the pie with?

    1. Thank you for your kind words, it is always good to hear the recipes are a success.I served it with extra sw roast potatoes, cabbage with 1 tbsp mint sauce stirred through and roasted asparagus.

  2. This sounds really delicious and something new to try. Thank you for sharing this.