beef and ale pies
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beef and ale pies
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1kg beef brisket, trimmed and cut into 2cm pieces
  • sea salt and cracked black pepper
  • plain (all-purpose) flour, for dusting
  • 1 brown onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 stalks celery, trimmed and finely chopped
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2⅔ cups (660ml) pale ale beer
  • 1 cup (250ml) beef stock
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

pastry

  • 150g butter, chopped
  • ⅔ cup (160ml) water
  • 2½ cups (375g) plain (all-purpose) flour
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt flakes
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten