*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                       STEAK AND GUINNESS PIE (IRISH)
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Irish                            Beef
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1       kg           Round steak
    1       tb           Flour
    1       t            Brown sugar
    1       tb           Raisins (optional)
    5       x            Onions
  300       ml           Guinness
    8                    Slices bacon
    3       oz           Lard
                         Chopped parsley
                         Recipe of short pastry*
   *For double-crust pie in deep pie dish.  -- Cut the steak into bite sized
   cubes, roll in seasoned flour, and brown in the lard with the bacon,
   chopped small.
   Place the meat in a casserole, peel and chop the onions, and fry until
   golden before adding them to the meat.  Add the raisins (if wanted) and
   brown sugar, pour in the Guinness, cover tightly and simmer over a low heat
   or in a very moderate oven (325-350F) for 2 1/2 hours. Stir occasionally,
   and add a little more Guinness or water if the rich brown gravy gets too
   thick.  Meanwhile, line a deep pie dish with half the pie crust: bake it
   blind:  then add the Guinness/beef mixture from the casserole, cover with
   the top layer of pie crust, and bake until finished, probably about 10 more
   minutes.  Variation:  for the brown sugar, substitute 3 T honey.
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