Beef: Basic Recipe

Beefsteak Pie

Preparation info

  • 6

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      2 hr

Appears in

Mrs Beeton's All About Cookery

By Isabella Beeton

Published 1861

  • About


  • lb. lean beefsteak
  • seasoned flour
  • 2 onions
  • stock or


Wipe the meat, remove the skin and superfluous fat and cut meat into small cubes. Dip the cubes in the seasoned flour and place in a pie-dish, piling them higher in the centre. Peel and finely chop the onions; sprinkle them between the pieces of meat. Sprinkle any remaining seasoned flour between the meat. Add enough stock or water to quarter fill the dish. Roll out the pastry