This recipe for Steak and Stout Pies with Smashed Peas is a tasty twist on an Aussie classic and only 12 SmartPoints value per serve.


Ingredients (serves 6)

  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1.1kg lean beef chuck steak, fat trimmed, cut into 2cm pieces
  • 1 brown onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbs plain flour
  • 1 tbs tomato paste
  • ¾ cup (185ml) dry Irish stout (Guinness)
  • ½ cup (125ml) beef stock
  • 300g button mushrooms
  • 1 sheet frozen reduced-fat puff pastry, just thawed
  • 2 cups (240g) frozen peas
  • 1 fresh mint sprig
  • 2 tsp Weight Watchers Canola Spread

Method

  1. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook beef, turning, in 3 batches, for 3–4 minutes or until browned and using the same amount of oil for each batch. Transfer to a plate.
  2. Heat remaining oil in same pan over medium heat. Cook onion, stirring, for 4 minutes, or until softened. Add flour and paste and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
  3. Return beef to pan with stout and stock and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 1 hour. Add mushrooms and simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes or until beef is tender and sauce has thickened. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 200°C or 180°C fan-forced. Cut pastry into 6 even rectangles. Using a small sharp knife, lightly score a diamond pattern into pastry (don't cut all the way through). Lightly spray a baking tray with oil. Place pastry on prepared tray. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden and crisp.
  5. Boil, steam or microwave peas and mint until just tender. Drain and discard mint. Coarsely mash peas. Stir in spread and season with salt and pepper. Top beef mixture with pastry lids and serve with peas. Serve with 0 SmartPoints value steamed baby carrots.

Notes... Based on the Weight Watchers brand new SmartPoints system, each recipe reflects the latest in healthy eating, incorporating nutritious foods that are lower in sugar and saturated fat, and higher in protein. All recipes are part of the newly refreshed Weight Watchers Your Way Program. The new holistic Program is a way of living, not a diet. The best bit is nothing’s off limits, and all recipes are easy to make for you to enjoy delicious food with the people you love.
  • I bet my Northern Irish husband loves this steak and stout pie. I’m not keen on using canola spread as it’s rather unhealthy, but that’s easy to be replaced.

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  • This looks like a deconstructed pie! It does make my mouth water on this very cold Melbourne day and is something I would definitely love to try.

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  • Delicious winter eating for the whole family and Weight Watchers to boot! wow

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  • Do have to admit this looks very comforting and delicious looking. Yummy ingredients. thanks.

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  • This looks very warm and comforting.

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  • Oh yumm, a definite winter warmer. Can’t wait to make this. Might sub the stout for beer though.

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  • This looks delicious and made my mouth water. I look forward to making this in the cooler months.

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  • My husband will like this ????

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  • What a tasty recipe. Can’t wait to try it out

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  • Lovely recipe – thanks for sharing.

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  • I wonder if I can sub the stout for GF beer and skip the pastry, maybe put mash on top-that way I can enjoy it too since I have to eat Gluten Free-it looks amazing

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  • I love that this has whole button mushrooms in it, so delicious

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  • haha, I didn’t know what stout was until I read the ingredients. Of course. can’t wait to give it a go.

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  • That picture makes me want to delve right in to that dish!

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  • Searching for a pot pie recipe I came across this one & It sounds perfect for tonight’s meal. Thanks!

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