Steak pie with filo pastry topping. This easy to make classic recipe is not only delicious but a much healthier way to enjoy pastry without all the calories!
Folks I make no claims that this yummy steak pie with filo pastry topping is all of my own recipe creation.
Nope. You see the steak pie filling part is yet again another of my families handed down recipes.
That delicious but simple to make pie filling has been made the same way by my gran and my mum and now by me.
The reason why I wanted to bring you this classic authentic steak pie recipe today, was to show you just how easy it is to “lighten” up a traditional pie recipe.
Normally when you think of the word “pie”, you immediately think of a puff or shortcrust pastry topping don’t you?
Like my what my turkey and leek pie is topped with?
Well those pastry toppings aren’t exactly calorie friendly.
The turkey leek pie is my way of using up leftover turkey at Christmas and seeing as it’s Christmas I’m happy to have puff pastry then. After all Christmas is different isn’t it?
However, if I’m enjoying a steak pie at other times of the year I’ll still make the original pie filling, but I’ll top it with crumpled up filo pastry sheets instead of puff pastry.
Filo pastry is a much healthier choice pastry. But it still means you can enjoy that soft crunchy topping on your steak pie without having to miss out pastry altogether.
This is great if you’re calorie counting but still craving your favourite foods.
I don’t know about you folks but especially now with it being in the depths of winter I think it’s essential to have comforting food like this steak pie, wouldn’t you agree?
Is Filo Pastry Healthy?
- Compared to other pastries filo pastry is healthier because no fat is used to make it.
- Short pastry uses butter in it’s mixture.
- Puff pastries or more traditional flaky pie pastries can use double the amount of butter that is used in short pastry. This is necessary for the pastry to rise.
- One sheet of filo pastry has approximately 40 calories in it.
- One sheet of puff pastry can have up to 670 calories in it.
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Coming Thursday on Neil’s Healthy Meals
So as we’ve been talking about comforting winter foods like this beef steak pie, I thought another hearty dish would be in order for next week.
For those of you who are not meat eaters you or prefer vegetables you should definitely check back next week for my Winter Vegetable Stew!
Until then stay warm and have a great weekend!
Steak Pie with Filo Pastry Topping Recipe
If you’re wondering what to serve your steak pie with filo pastry topping with a couple of easy healthy sides go well with it.
Some sliced carrots and steamed broccoli are all I usually do to accompany this recipe.
I’d love to hear what you think of my recipe in the comments below and please do rate my recipe 5* if you like it! 🙂
Steak Pie with Filo Pastry Topping
- 450 g casserole steak diced
- 1 tbsp plain flour
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 onion diced
- 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce*
- 300 ml beef stock
- Salt and freshly ground pepper
- 4 sheets filo pastry
- Low fat olive oil spray oil
- Pre-heat oven to 180C Fan.
- Place the casserole steak in a bowl, add the plain flour and combine well until the meat is coated in the flour.
- Heat the olive oil in a saucepan and over a medium heat and sauté the onion until soft. Then add the coated meat and cook for 10 minutes until browned. Stirring frequently to prevent the meat sticking to the pan.
- Transfer the contents of the pan to a casserole dish, add the Worcestershire sauce and beef stock, stir well and then season with the salt and pepper.
- Cook in oven for 50m - 1 hour until the meat is tender.
- Transfer the contents of the casserole to a pie dish.
- Take each individual sheet of filo pastry and crumple it into a loose ball. Then place the 4 sheets on top of the pie dish. Spray the filo balls with the cooking oil.
- Place the pie dish back into the oven and bake for about 15 - 20 minutes until the filo balls are lightly browned and crisp.
- Serve with steamed broccoli and carrots.