Guinness pie

Guinness pie

Guinness pie

This traditional beef and Guinness pie is full of flavour and topped with a crisp puff pastry lid. Guinness pie is true comfort food for winter and tastes great with a side serve of hand-cut chips.

prep: 0:10

cook 2:00


  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 kg chuck steak, diced

  • 2 onions, peeled and sliced

  • 3 cloves garlic , crushed

  • 1/2 cup plain flour

  • 1 can (440mls) Guinness beer

  • 2 cups beef stock

  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten


  1. In a large pot, heat the oil and brown the chuck steak. Set aside.
  2. Add the onions to the pot and cook for 3 minutes until translucent. Add the garlic and cook for a further minute. Return the meat to the pot and sprinkle the flour over the meat. Stir through and cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Pour in the Guinness and beef stock and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 1 1/2  hours, until the meat is tender and you have a thick pie filling consistency.
  4. Preheat the oven to 200°C. Divide the pie filling between four ramekins.
  5. Slice the sheet of puff pastry into four squares. Cut a small cross into the centre of each pastry piece. Place the pastry over the top of each ramekin and gather the pastry firmly around it.
  6. Brush the pastry with egg and bake for 18-22 minutes until the pastry is puffed and golden brown.


  • If you have a pressure cooker to cook this pie filling, you should just add 2 tsp of powdered beef stock and omit the 2 cups of beef stock. The meat will cook in a pressure cooker in 25 minutes but the sauce will not reduce as all the moisture is locked in the cooker.
  • This recipe is packed full of flavour from the Guinness beer. If you can’t get this particular brand then any type of stout-style beer will do.
  • It’s a great idea to make a double batch of this filling and freeze some for later.
  • This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, Australias’ best recipe finder