Steak and kidney pie is a savoury pie that is filled principally with a mixture of diced beef, diced kidney (often of beef, lamb, or pork), fried onion, and brown gravy. Steak and kidney pie is a representative dish of British cuisine.The gravy typically consists of salted beef broth flavoured with Worcestershire sauce and black pepper, and thickened with refined flour, beurre manié, or corn starch. The gravy may also contain ale or stout. Hot water crust pastry, puff pastry, and shortcrust pastry are among the pastry crusts prepared for steak and kidney pie.This much loved British pie is definitely a dish you must try whilst you are in the UK. The ingredients include: beef, kidney, fried onion and gravy all wrapped up in pastry, so what’s not to love?Britain and Ireland are famous for their pies; they come in all shapes, sizes, sweet, and savory but nothing says British more than a traditional steak and kidney pie. This pie has carried the U.K. through wars and the recession. It continues to be loved as the ultimate comfort food today.
This steak and kidney pie recipe seem a little daunting at first but that is only because the filling needs a long, slow cook. This long-and-slow method produces a tender filling that simply oozes flavor and leaves you lots of time to make the pastry.