Guinness & Wagyu Pot Pies
Guinness & Wagyu Pot Pies

Guinness & Wagyu Pot Pies

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I am officially not a lover of winter. Perhaps I don’t have enough meat on my bones, but for whatever reason I freeze from the first signs of a chill in the air. I would happily hibernate all winter in a warm bed given half the chance.  The one thing that I do like about winter is the warming comfort food.

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Last winter I promised Mr GG that I would make him a Guinness Pie.  Somehow I never quite got around to it.  This winter the pie was top of my list of soul foods I wanted to prepare, to ward away the cold.

As an added bonus I had some Raging River Wagyu mince for the dish.  Raging River supply meat which is of a 9+ marble score produced from full blooded Australian Wagyu. When cooking wagyu, lower temperatures are used to preserve the integrity of the melt in the mouth qualities of the meat.

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This recipe could easily be prepared with any minced meat but the results from the wagyu were spectacular.

Ingredients (serves 8)

1 kg Wagyu Mince (Raging River Wagyu)

1 diced onion

4 crushed cloves garlic

1 tbs oil

1/3 cup plain flour

440ml Guinness

1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce

440gm can peas

2 Sheets ready-rolled puff pastry

1 beaten egg

6 potatoes boiled and mashed


Brown the garlic and onion in the oil. Add the Guinness to the onion mix, allow the dish to simmer until the liquid has reduced down to about 1/3.  Remove the pan from the heat. Break the wagyu up and gently add it to the liquid. By massaging the meat through the liquid it gets broken into smaller pieces and will cook in the residual heat on the pan. Add the pea, salt and pepper to the dish. Mix the Worcestershire sauce and flour together to form a paste.  Add it to the pan and return to a low heat until the meat sauce has thickened slightly.

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Place spoonfuls of the meat into the 8 individual ovenproof serving pots. Top the meat with the mashed potato.

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Preheat oven to 180°C.  Cut out eight circles of ready-rolled puff pastry to cover. Press firmly onto dishes and seal. Brush with 1 beaten egg, place on a tray and bake for 15- 20 minutes or until golden.

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I guarantee the aroma of these little pot pies cooking will warm you through. So readers, tell me, how will you try to keep warm this winter?


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Oh and a little tip… cook the left over bits of pastry to dip into the pie, Delicious!

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  1. Another hot weather lover here. The only things I can really like about winter are coats and boots and delicious warming treats like this and syrupy puddings 🙂

  2. Mmm… syrupy desserts, YUM!!

    I have to agree with you Lorraine, time to head back to the kitchen for some sticky winter pudding 🙂

  3. Looks lovely, why can’t I pin this?


  4. If only Wagyu beef was that easy to come by. Sounds like a match made in heaven.

  5. I’ve been wanting to make a guinness pie for ages. I’m thinking I’ll steal your recipe & send Kym to the shops.

  6. Congratulations on your foodbuzz top 9, today!

  7. Im not sure about winter, I love the clothes and wearing scarfs but I hate being cold. I love eating pie though 🙂 LOVE the osund of the wagyu mince! Must source some!

  8. Thank you so much to everybody who helped my Waygu Guinness Pie make the Foodbuzz top 3 position. 🙂

  9. hehe i love your pie art!
    what a delicious sounding pie. I hate winter, but love pies 😛

  10. That’s a fabulous looking pie, Julie. And I’m with you, the only good thing about winter is the comfort food. Bring on summer! xx

  11. Amaaaaazing recipe, Julie! Pot pies are way more fun to eat than regular pies haha. The wagyu sounds absolutely fantastic I hope I get to try it one day. I bet your family wished it was winter more often so you can make this for them again haha

  12. I want to cook this dish at my home. Can you please provide me its recipe?

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