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Steak And Kidney Pie

Ingredients
  Chuck steak 2 Pound, trimmed of fat and cut into cubes (1 kg)
  Ox kidney 1⁄2 Pound, skin and cores removed and cut into cubes (225 g)
  Flour 2 Ounce (50g)
  Dripping/Lard 2 Ounce (50g)
  Onions 2 Large, peeled and sliced
  Beef stock 1⁄2 Pint (300 ml)
  Dried marjoram 1⁄2 Teaspoon (2.5 ml)
  Bay leaf 1
  Salt To Taste
  Black pepper To Taste
  Puff pastry dough 1 (Basic, made with 225 g/1/2 lb flour)
  Egg 1 , beaten
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F or Gas Mark 4.

MAKING
2. In a flameproof casserole dish, heat the oil and fry the chops briskly until browned on both sides.
3. With a slotted spoon, remove from the casserole then add the onion and fry gently until soft.
4. Return the chops to the casserole.
5. In a bowl mix together the remaining ingredients and pour over the chops.
6. Cook with cover in a preheated moderate oven for 1 hour or until the chops are tender.
7. If you wish to freeze the dish, do so at this stage. Cool quickly and leave in the casserole or transfer to a rigid container. Cover, then wrap the casserole in a freezer bag or foil. Seal, label and freeze.

SERVING
8. To serve the frozen dish, thaw at room temperature for 4 hours, then reheat in the covered casserole in a preheated moderate oven (180°C/350°F or Gas Mark 4) for about 1 hour or until heated through.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Pie
Ingredient: 
Beef
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
75 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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