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.
  • Mmm I’ve never tried this before! Looks very yummy and healthy.

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  • This seems like a lovely hearty meal.

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  • This looks so divine. Whilst I’m still in summer food mode, this is definitely something I would love to try. Looks mouth watering.

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  • This looks and sounds just scrumptious – can’t wait to try it – must go get a Guinness or two.

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  • Sounds and looks amazing. I want some.

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  • Sounds delicious! Nothing more Aussie than a meat pie. But this healthier version is just that bit better. Can’t wait to make it.

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  • Not too sure about the stout but will be giving it a try.

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  • the stout makes a lovely rich flavour.

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  • This pie sounds so yummy. Thank you

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  • Love the look of this recipe – sounds incredibly delicious! Love pies with Stout.

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  • A pie without all that pastry. Love it!

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  • Thanks for sharing; a wonderful recipe where everything works so well together!.

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  • This recipe is one my partner would love,also very nicely presented!

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  • This looks delicious – I love the puff pastry on top too.

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  • a nice healthy meal, with not too may ingredients.

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