Venison, ale and mushroom pie

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By: Mike Robinson From: Market Kitchen

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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 3.40 / 5 (30 votes)

Prep time:
50 min
Cook time:
1 hr 55 min

Mike Robinson combines tender venison under crisp flaky pastry for a delicious and hearty pie


1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and fry the venison for 3-4 minutes, until browned; remove from the pan.

2. Add the onions, celery, carrots, garlic and mushrooms and cook for 3-4 minutes.

3. Return the meat to the pan and add the beef stock and ale.

4. Stir in the tomato puree and thyme. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper and cook for 1 hour and 20 minutes, until the meat is tender.

5. Preheat the oven to 180C/gas 4. Using a slotted spoon, lift out the meat and vegetables.

6. Mix the flour and butter together and whisk into the sauce. Stir until thickened.

7. Divide the meat and vegetables between 4 individual pie dishes.

8. Roll out the pastry and stamp out 4 rounds, each big enough to cover the top of the pie dishes, and place one on the top of each pie.

9. Brush with beaten egg and cook for 25 minutes, until the pastry is golden and puffed up.

10. Serve straight from the oven with some new potatoes, green beans and a generous helping of sauce.

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Latest Comment


Venison shouldnt be cooked in frying pan
It only needs to be cooked for a short time.

Anonymous Anonymous  Posted 24 Jun 2009 11:42 AM