Dinner, Meat

Steak and Ale Pie

Cooking method:

Ninja Foodi PossibleCooker 8-in-1 Slow Cooker
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 3h 30 mins
  • Total time: 3h 45 mins
  • Skill Medium
  • Serves 6 people

Steak and Ale Pie

TIP: Use lid as a template for pastry. The steak and ale can be served without pastry topping. 

Utensils required


Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Celery, Milk, Eggs, Wheat, Sulphites, Mustard

Recipe tags


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 800g stewing or braising steak, cut into 4cm cubes
  • 35g plain flour
  • Salt, as desired
  • Ground black pepper, as desired
  • 2 medium white onions, peeled, finely diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled, sliced
  • 200g chestnut mushrooms, cleaned, halved
  • 2 celery sticks, sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled, crushed
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp English mustard
  • 500ml brown ale
  • 2 tsp dried mixed herbs
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 350g puff pastry
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp milk

Cooking mode

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  • Step 1

    Remove the lid from the pot. Turn dial to SEAR/SAUTÉ, set temperature to HI, and press START/STOP to begin preheating. Allow the unit to preheat for 5 minutes. 

  • Step 2

    In a large bowl, toss steak with flour, salt, and pepperShake excess flour off steak and reserve. Place oil and steak in the pot. Cook uncovered for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. When steak is browned, remove with a slotted spoon and set aside. 

  • Step 3

    Place all remaining ingredients except puff pastry, egg, and milk in the pot. Add steak and any juices. Stir to combine, then cover with the lid. 

  • Step 4

    Turn dial to SLOW COOK, set temperature to HI, set time to 3 hours, and press START/STOP to begin cooking.  

  • Step 5

    When cooking is complete, stir filling to ensure ingredients are not stuck to the bottom of the pot, then remove bay leaves and allow to cool slightly Meanwhile, preheat oven to 220°C. 

  • Step 6

    Roll out puff pastry to fit the size of pot, then cut to fit. Place the puff pastry over the top of the steak and ale filling. Crimp the edges of the crust along the sides of the pot. Use a knife to cut 4 slits in the top of the crust. 

  • Step 7

    In a small bowl, mix together egg and milk. Brush egg mixture over the top of the pastry. Place the entire pot (without the lid) into oven and bake for 30 minutes, or until pastry is golden brown.  

  • Step 8

    When cooking is complete, serve the pie immediately.