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‘Steak’ and Stout Pie

1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup water
1 lb. vegan steak strips, chopped (try Morningstar Farms Meal Starters Steak Strips)
6 Tbsp. vegan margarine
1 large onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 pkg. veggie bacon, chopped (try Lightlife brand)
1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
2 pastry crusts
1 tsp. brown sugar
1 Tbsp. raisins (optional)
Fresh parsley, chopped, to taste
1 large carrot, chopped
1 bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 1/4 cups dark beer
1/4 cup vegetable stock
Salt and pepper, to taste

• In a large bowl, combine the flour with the salt and pepper. Set aside.
• In a separate bowl, combine the soy sauce and the water. Add the “steak” strips and toss to coat.
• In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the margarine and cook the onion until golden brown. Quickly sauté the garlic.
• While the onion is cooking, brown the “bacon” in the oil in a large skillet. Drain on paper towels and crumble.
• Lightly grease a deep-dish pie pan and line with 1 of the pastry crusts. Bake at 350°F for 10 minutes, until lightly browned.
• Add the “steak” and “bacon” to the onion-garlic mixture. Add the brown sugar, raisins, parsley, carrot, bell pepper, beer, and vegetable stock. Season with salt and pepper. Stir and cook for 5 minutes, until thick. If too thick, add more beer or vegetable stock. Taste and adjust the seasonings.
• Spoon into the pie crust. Cover with the remaining crust. Bake for 25 minutes, or until the pastry is browned.

Makes 6 to 8 servings

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      • Lee Anna says:

        I’ve made this every st. patty’s day for the past few years, and vegs and meat-eaters alike LOVE it! None of the stores where I live sell vegan steak strips, but a pound of chopped-up boca burgers works just as well! (in fact I think they make it heartier!) Instead of one covered pie, I always end up with two open-faced pies because there’s so much filling. But two pies are better than one!

      • Jessie says:

        In response to Rob’s question–I think the flour mixture should be used to coat the beef, and then the beef should be browned in oil a few pieces at a time–at least that’s what I’m going to do with it! =)

      • KatA2 says:

        I would like to try this. does anyone know what you are supposed to do with the flour mixture after you set it aside?

      • J.B says:

        sounds uber good gonna have to convince my mom to try it ;P wish me luck

      • Rob says:

        Sounds good! I can’t figure out what to do with the flour/salt/pepper mixture after I mix it and set it aside. It is still sitting aside. Please advise.
        Thanks!

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