Sunday, 11 November 2012

Long awaited Dragon Pie recipe

This is a fabulous recipe that Mr Debs has been making for a good few years now. There is no room for wimps here, it has to be really hot and flavoursome or forget it.

Makes 6 good portions:

1kg nice lean casserole steak - cubed
2 onions cut in half and sliced
10-15 green chillies - remove tops and slice down the middle lengthways ( leave the seed and pith in )
250mls red wine
1 pint beef stock
A little cornflour to thicken
Salt and Pepper to season
Ready rolled ( pre bought!) short crust pastry
1 egg beaten for glazing

Gently fry onions and chillies in a little oil in a large stockpot size pan. When onions are softish add steak and stir until all browned.

 Add wine and stock and cook on the hob over a low heat for 3 hours stirring occasionally. Drain off most of the cooking liquid into another saucepan ( for the gravy later ) and season remaining mixture to taste. Thicken with a little cornflour and set aside to cool.

Line a buttered pie dish with pastry, add mixture and cover with remaining pastry. Brush with beaten egg and bake in a pre-heated oven ( 170c fan...190c conventional ) and cook for 25-30 minutes until golden. Thicken and season gravy to accompany.

We ate ours accompanied with chips ( slimmimg world ) peas etc. It's a wonderful pie but not for the faint hearted!..

Thanks again Mr Debs.


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