Slow Cooker Beef Pie

This is the ultimate comfort food. Fall apart beef in a rich gravy - The best part is that it's super quick to throw together in the slow cooker. This one is minimal fuss but a real crowd pleaser.
slow cooker beef pie
  • 1.5 – 2kg beef chuck steak cut into 2 x 2cm cubes
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 onions roughly diced
  • 4 garlic cloves roughly chopped
  • 2 carrots diced
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 beef stock cubes crumbled
  • 2 sheets puff pastry partially thawed
  • 1 egg lightly whisked
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • Mash potato and veg to serve
  1. Dust beef in flour, salt and pepper.
  2. Heat oil on medium heat (in large skillet or in slow cooker with searing capability). Sear beef until browned all over for 3-4 minutes. Add onion, garlic and carrot stirring for 2 minutes.
  3. Add remaining flour from dusting your beef. Stir 1 minute.
  4. At this point transfer these contents into your slow cooker if you’re not already using it.
  5. Add tomato paste, bay leaves, Worcestershire sauce, 2 beef stock cubes crumbled and 2 cups of water.
  6. Cook on high 3.5 hours or until tender.
  7. Preheat oven 200c.
  8. Fill oven proof dish (approximately 30 x 18cm) with pie filling. Make sure you remove the bay leaves.
  9. Cut pastry to fit pie dish and crimp edges to cover.
  10. Brush with whisked egg, sprinkle with sesame and fennel seeds. The fennel seeds are not a deal breaker but do add a depth of flavour as well as make the pie look impressive!
  11. Cook in the oven for 20-25 minutes until golden.
  12. Serve with your favourite sides.

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