Quorn Vegetarian Steak Strips & Ale Pie
The ultimate Sunday vegetarian pie! Use Quorn Vegetarian Steak Strips and your favourite pale ale to create a vegetarian steak and ale pie to die for. Pair this steak pie recipe with fluffy mash and seasonal veg and make the perfect sides to a delicious vegetarian steak and ale pie - just don't forget the gravy!
A Little Effort
- 300g Quorn Vegetarian Steak Strips
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 1 carrot, peeled and thinly sliced
- 1 stick celery, thinly sliced
- 250g mushrooms, sliced- portabello are best if you can get them
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- ½ tsp brown sugar
- 1½ tsp cornflour
- 100ml pale ale
- 1 vegetable stock cube
- 1 generous teaspoon tomato purée
- ½ tsp yeast extract
- ½ tsp dried thyme
- ½ tsp dried rosemary
- 220g puff pastry for top of pie
- 1 egg to glaze
- Pre-heat oven to 200°C (400°F) Gas Mark 6
- Heat oil in a frying pan, add the onion, carrot and celery and fry gently for 2-3 minutes until softened and starting to brown, then add the mushrooms and the garlic and continue to cook for a further 3 minutes until the mushrooms have softened. Toss in the Quorn Vegetarian Steak Strips and stir all of these ingredients together
- Add the brown sugar and cornflour and continue to cook gently for a minute, then add the pale ale, crumbled stock cube, tomato purée, yeast extract, and herbs
- Simmer gently for 5 minutes until the sauce is thickened and bubbling. Season to taste. If the sauce is a little too thick, add 2 tbsp of water
- Place the steak and mushroom filling into an ovenproof dish, moisten the edges of the dish with a little beaten egg, cover with puff pastry, trim the edges and glaze with a little more beaten egg and pop into the oven, for 20 minutes until the pastry is golden
- Serve with a selection of seasonal vegetables of your choice
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