Beef and Beer Pie

This dish is hearty and full of flavour perfect for the cold weather !

Submitted by Jarrah King

Beef and Beer Pie

This dish is hearty and full of flavour perfect for the cold weather !
5 from 1 vote
Serving: 3
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes


  • 600g diced beef
  • 1-2 carrots peeled and grated (if you serving as a casserole and not a pie no need to grate carrot just slice it)
  • 2-3 small mushrooms diced
  • 1x brown onion peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup corn flour
  • 4tbs tomato sauce
  • 2tbs Worcestershire sauce
  • 1x cup of beer
  • 2x cups of beef stock
  • 1tsp thyme
  • 1tsp parsley
  • 3tsp minced garlic
  • 2x bay leaves
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 sheets of puff pastry
  • 1x egg
  • 2tbs oil
  • Your favourite gravy powder (I love using Brown Onion Gravox Powder for this dish)


  • Coat beef with corn flour and using a sauté pan with a little oil cook in batches, you just want to brown the beef slightly.
  • Place all ingredients in your slow cooker and cook for 6-8 hours on low or until beef is really tender.
  • Preheat oven to 180 deg (You will want to turn your oven on about an hour before your beef is ready)
  • Prepare your pie dish by coating it with butter or oil.
  • Place a sheet of pastry on the bottom of your dish if you have areas that are not filled use your other sheet of pasty to fill it in.
  • Using a fork prick the pastry in your dish all over.
  • Crack an egg into a bowl and whisk it and then using a pastry brush to coat your pastry.
  • Place your dish into the oven to pre bake for 10 mins or until lightly golden.
  • When your beef is almost ready thicken it with gravy powder. Use 3tsps of gravy powder and mix it with 3tbs of water pour it in your slow cooker mix well and repeat till sauce is lovely and thick.
  • Take the bay leaves out of your slow cooker and spoon your beef casserole into your pre baked pie dish and cover with remaining pastry, brush the top with egg wash and bake again until its lovely, golden and crispy.


  • Even if your not a beer drinker (like me) you will still enjoy this dish make sure you chose a beer you can at least tolerate the taste of I like to use Cascade Draught or Pure Blonde. The beer taste is very subtle and just gives it a nice flavour and also helps make your beef extra tender. You don't have to make a pie with this meal it tastes absolutely amazing as a casserole served with a good mashed potato.

11 thoughts on “Beef and Beer Pie”

  1. Made this as a casserole. Changed vegies to carrot, swede, onion and frozen pea/carrot/corn mix. Didn’t have thyme, parsley or bay leaves and it still turned out really nice. Hubby and son absolutely loved it. Making again today!

  2. Delicious filling and made plenty of pies (Kmart pie maker). Froze the leftovers.

    Can’t remember which beer I nicked of the husband but it worked well. Thanks Jarrah

  3. After putting this in the cooker early this morning my house smelt wonderful. Another family winner. Thank you.

  4. As with my other review, I made the beer and Beef casserole and the leftovers I turned into 2 beer and Beef Pies… Great feed and happy with the meal
    (**’sidenote’ – I rarely give 5 star review on anything, so don’t think my 4+ star is an insult to the meal… 5 Star has to really impress me)

  5. 5 stars
    We really enjoyed this pie and yes it’s important to choose a beer you like because you can definitely taste it. Will be making this again for sure, thanks so much for sharing this recipe.

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