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Beef, Mushroom, and Guinness Pie

Yankee Plus Dec 2015


by in Oct 2003
Beef, Mushroom, and Guinness Pie
13 votes, 4.77 avg. rating (94% score)
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Total Time: 40

This hearty recipe for Beef, Mushroom, and Guinness Pie is sure to become a family favorite that will warm you from the inside out.

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  • 3 pounds sirloin steak, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 tablespoons oil, divided
  • 7 shallots, sliced thin
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 2 cups Guinness (or other stout, ale, or dark beer)
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2-1/4 cups halved baby carrots
  • 1/2 ounce dried porcini mushrooms, rinsed briefly under cold water
  • 3 large portobello mushroom caps, chopped medium
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme (or 1-1/2 teaspoons dried)
  • 1-1/2 cups frozen small green peas
  • Piecrust to cover 13x9-inch pan
  • Egg wash: 1 whole egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Trim excess fat from beef. Put cubed beef in a bowl and toss with salt and pepper. Heat 3 tablespoons oil in Dutch oven over high heat. Add half the cubed meat and sear until browned on all sides; remove with slotted spoon and place in a separate bowl. Add rest of oil to Dutch oven and repeat steps with second batch of meat.

Turn heat down to medium; add shallots to pan and cook until golden. Add flour and cook 3 minutes, then add Guinness, stock, tomato paste, and brown sugar. Cook 1 minute, then return meat to pan along with carrots and porcini mushrooms. Bring to a boil, then turn heat down to medium low and cover. Simmer, stirring occasionally, 45 minutes.

Stir in portobello mushrooms, thyme, and peas; cook 5 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed. Pour into baking dish and let cool in refrigerator. When filling has cooled slightly, roll out crust. Lay crust over filling, folding edges over as needed. Brush crust generously with egg wash, cut steam vents, and bake 35 to 40 minutes, until crust is golden brown.
Updated Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

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8 Responses to Beef, Mushroom, and Guinness Pie

  1. Thomas Pear March 6, 2005 at 7:07 pm #

    This is the best !!!

  2. Jim MacKay November 22, 2005 at 6:33 pm #

    This is a MONSTER dish, real “soul food.” Great on a cold winter day.

  3. Bob Taillon December 12, 2005 at 6:49 pm #

    It would help to know what temperature to bake the dish at. Otherwise, an excellent dish.

  4. Jim MacKay February 17, 2007 at 6:25 pm #

    A very good recipe. I noticed there was no oven temperature listed. 350 degrees works just fine.

  5. Richard Chambers April 19, 2009 at 6:43 pm #

    This is SO good! It helps that my wife makes a good pie crust, but the flavor of the sauce is wonderful. It’s become a family favorite. Very hearty and great on a cold or rainy day. Goes great with, well, Guinness!

  6. Anita Kasmir April 16, 2010 at 9:25 pm #

    I made this originally for St. Pat’s Day, but everyone liked it so much, I’ve made it again. I used puff pastry for the crust with great results. For the vegetarians in my family, I used double the mushrooms instead of the beef and vegetable broth. Trader Joe’s mushrooms already cut in the bag are nice and thick and convenient to use.

  7. Anonymous March 7, 2011 at 11:14 am #

    We made this over the weekend. I would get rid of the tomato paste and use less sugar next time. I also will prepare in advance so that it can sit longer. My sister is going to make it for her son and put mash potatoes on top for his crew on the fishing boat.

  8. kate March 17, 2014 at 1:44 am #

    The oven temp is listed in the first sentence.

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