Smokey Guinness Pie

What's the Craic? This recipe is a homage to our Recipe Wizards Irish roots and ode to Gaelic food for the soul, what better than a hearty pie with a ridiculously buttery and flaky top?

What you need...
750 grams of Beef
1 large Onion
4 Garlic cloves
150 grams of smokey Bacon
3 Carrots
1 celery stick
1 tablespoon of Tomato paste
500ml of beef/chicken Stock
1 can/bottle of Guinness
Sprig of fresh Thyme
1 Bay leaf 🍃
2 tablespoons of All purpose flour
350 grams of Croissant dough
Salt and pepper
  • Fry off the beef until browned then leave to the side.
  • Chop the onions, carrots🥕 and celery into small cubes and crush the garlic cloves.
  • Start sauteing onions 🌰  and add the garlic until golden then leave to the side (pour into a bowl as to keep using the same saucepan).
  • Add the bacon 🥓 cubed or cut into small bits into the saucepan keep frying off until crispy.
  • Add the carrots and celery into the bacon and cook until softened.
  • Add the onions, garlic and beef into the bacon and veg mix with the thyme and bay leaf.
  • Sprinkle the flour into the mix.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add the bottle/can of Guinness and the stock into the mix.
  • Add your favourite hot sauce (Peckham smoker, smokey dragon, big dicks or pepper kitchen....a scotch bonnet base or some smokyness goes best) for an added kick and mix well.
  • Cover the pot and leave stew for a minimum of 3 hours on a low heat.
  • When the mix is ready (beef is nicely pulled apart and the sauce/gravy is nice and thick).
  • Place into a pie dish and distribute the croissant dough across the top of the pie dish.
  • Add into the preheated oven and bake for around 20 minutes until brown.