Gourmet Steak and Kidney Pie

If you don’t like kidney, leave it out, or substitute mushrooms.  Or vegetables, such as carrots and peas.

This is my last comfort food I suspect, for a while.  Once the dietician gets hold of me there will be no room in my life for meat pies.  Ironic perhaps that kidneys feature in this dish.

I have tasted every steak and kidney pie I can find in WA.  Some claim to be “Gourmet”.   These are better than any of them.


  • 500g lean steak cut into cubes
  • 4 lamb kidneys trimmed and chopped
  • 2 onions chopped
  • two tablespoons olive oil
  • two heaped tablespoons tomato paste
  • an Oxo cube in a cup of water
  • 1 tablespoon horseradish
  • two anchovies
  • a few dashes of mushroom soy
  • a dash or two of Worcestershire
  • a dash or two of Tabasco
  • a dash or two of Angostura
  • Bay leaves
  • Ground black pepper
  • mixed herbs
  • two heaped tablespoons cornflour dissolved in a half cup of water
  • your favourite pastry ( I like flaky/puff).

Do it:

  1. Brown the onions and steak
  2. Add the kidneys and brown some more
  3. add everything else except the mixed herbs and cornflour mixture
  4. bring to the boil, turn down and simmer slowly for at least 30 minutes, stirring occasionally
  5. when the gravy has reduced a bit and the meat is tender, add the mixed herbs and the cornflour, turn up the heat and stir until the gravy is thick
  6. leave to stand at least 15 minutes.  Remove the bay leaves.
  7. while the meat is cooking oil the pie tins and line with pastry. Leave to stand at least 15 minutes.
  8. Heat oven to 200C
  9. Add the meat and gravy filling to the pies and put on the pastry top, sealing the edges carefully
  10. Bake for 20-25 minutes near the top of the oven.
  11. remove and stand for ten minutes before removing from the pie tin.

About Uisce úr

Though I am old with wandering Through hollow lands and hilly lands, I will find out where she has gone, And kiss her lips and take her hands; And walk among long dappled grass, And pluck till time and times are done, The silver apples of the moon, The golden apples of the sun.
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3 Responses to Gourmet Steak and Kidney Pie

  1. Dane says:

    This was a delicious pie,although I did not have anchovies ,angostura or mushroom soy
    I did have mushroom ketchup and added a little bbq sauce and a can of beer,it was very tasty
    And would Definatly make it again.highly recommend homemade rough puff pastry with this as well I made in thermomix with butter,and I believe you can make it without.
    Thanks for classy recipe

  2. Pilgrim33 says:


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