English Beef and Kidney Pie

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Clay-Pot Cookbook

By Georgia Sales

Published 1974

  • About

This old English recipe, adapted to the pot, proved a visual as well as gustatory delight when served at the table right from the pot. The brown pastry crust, when punctured, releases a savory cloud of steam that brings on instant salivation. This is among our most successful, and often repeated, adventures with the versatile pot.


Flour Mixture

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½


Presoak a clay pot, top and bottom, in water for 15 minutes.

Combine the flour, thyme, sage, marjoram, salt, and pepper thoroughly in a paper bag, then add the steak and kidneys and shake. Set aside any leftover flour mixture.

Heat the bacon fat in a frying pan and brown the steak and kidneys. Place in the presoaked pot.

In the same frying pan combine the chopped onion,