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Autumn Recipe: Beef And Guinness Pie

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With the darker nights drawing in, we're sharing our heartiest recipes for the colder months! Enjoy this stunning beef and ale pie made with Guinness for a full-bodied flavour...


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 onion, chopped finely
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 4 stems celery
  • 125g swede, diced
  • 600g diced beef
  • 1tsp cornflour
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • Puff pastry/shortcrust lid
  • 500ml Guinness 


  1. Fry the garlic, onion, carrots, celery and swede for five minutes.
  2. Fry the beef until brown and add it to the vegetables, along with the cornflour and tomato puree.
  3. Stir well and gradually add the Guinness and stock. Simmer for two and a half hours until the beef is tender and the sauce has thickened. Leave to cool before making the pie.
  4. Heat the oven to 200c/gas 6. Line the rim of the dish with a thin strip of pastry, dampen and cover with a pastry lid.
  5. Brush with milk. Bake in the oven for half an hour, until golden and risen.


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