I’m pretty sure many of you are scratching your heads wondering what steak bakes are but have no fear they are easy to make. The best part is that everyone who loves steak will love a steak bake.
We love having a proper Sunday Lunch with all of the trimmings but every once in a while we change it up a bit and go with something non-traditional for our family.
Being a mom of three it’s sometimes hard to get everything ready throughout the day so planning for me is imperative.
From cleaning the house, washing clothes to making breakfast, lunch and supper including a full Sunday meal you want to have some mommy me time.
In order for me to make time for myself I need to create that time by finding ways to slim back on time busters in my every day chores.
What I like to do is create yummy recipes that don’t need lots of time yet my family loves. Over the years I’ve managed to come up with loads of recipes that get me in and out of the kitchen in a flash.
I’d like to keep bringing those recipes into your home so you don’t have to spend any more time in the kitchen than you have so you can spend it with your family.
It’s important to make sure that you take time out for yourself otherwise being a stay at home mom/dad or a working mom/dad can really get to you if things start piling up.
This steak bakes recipe is not only easy but a lazy one too as it can be prepared the night before or during the day so that all that’s left to do is put it into the pastry and bake.
How does this entire steak bake process happen you say?
Well it’s all down to the trusty crock-pot that I think that every kitchen should own. I really do make the most of this time-saving equipment in the kitchen as it lets me move forward with the rest of the work I need to get done for the day.
This steak bakes recipe is as simple as putting all the ingredients together into the crock-pot and it’s cooked with-in hours. From there all you need to do is fill your puff pastry) I use store-bought unless you are brave enough to make your own) and bake in the oven and voila, the steak bakes are done.
Having a meat pack ordered every 3-4 months ensures that we get at least 2 roasts and 3-4 stews in that time. This is another great way to save yourselves some money too as it’s a lot cheaper to buy meat in bulk than individually from the grocery store.
Although there are times when we run out or we see a great deal on a reduced pack of meat while grocery shopping and we won’t pass that up. For this recipe I used a pack of inside round that I got on special while shopping this past week.
At least according to my calculations the meat order works for our grocery budget so don’t be shy to ring up your local butcher to see what kind of meat deal he/she can offer you.
So without further ado let’s get started and I can show you how to make these easy steak bakes.
- Steak Pieces (either in cubes or two big pieces mine weighed 0.410kg, which was ample)
- 1/2 Onion finely chopped
- 1 beef stock cube
- 1pk Puff Pastry
- 3 dashes Worcester Sauce
- 2 teaspoons Corn flour
- 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
- 1 tablespoon of Butter
- 1 egg (lightly beaten)
- 1/3 cup water (for de-glazing pan)
- 1/3 cup flour (for rolling out pastry)
- 1/2 cup water
- Chop onion fine and cut steak into bite size chunks.
- Add olive oil and butter to pan, add onion and steak and cook until onion has gone clear.
- Now crumble your stock cube into the pan and add Worcester sauce
- Once meat has browned add to crock-pot.
- De-glaze your pan with the water and use a wooden spoon to scrape the good bits off the bottom of the pan, then add this to your crock-pot.
- Now add 1/2 cup of water
- Leave on high for at least 3hrs or overnight on low in the crock-pot
- Thicken gravy with corn flour (add water to cornflour and stir so that corn flour becomes liquid)
- Let cool
- Dust counter with flour and roll out pastry. (there are two pieces of pastry in each packet you will need both)
- Roll out into rectangles and then cut into quarters.
- Place 1 heaping spoonful of stew onto the pastry.
- Whisk egg lightly, and use to go around the edges so that when you bring the pastry edges together they seal.
- Bring edges together and using a fork go round the edges pressing lightly.
- Repeat the process until you have used all the pastry and steak filling.
- Once finished place on a baking sheet that has been covered with baking parchment paper.
- Space them out so they do not touch each other. Approximately 4 on each baking sheet.
- Before placing them in the oven brush with egg (if allergic brush with milk) to give them a glaze.
- Then pierce top of pastry twice so steam can escape.
- Place in oven for 20-25 minutes until golden brown and puffed.
- Makes 8
- Prep time: 20 mins
- Cook Time:- 3hrs slow cooker and 25-30 mins for pastry
- Oven temp:- 230oC/446oF
There you have it hearty steak bakes which make a nice easy supper that can be served with fresh vegetables and potatoes.
Now it’s not to say that you couldn’t use a stew that you have made already and make it a bit thicker for adding into the pastry as I often freeze leftovers and do this too. Use your imagination when filling your puff pastry and making your stew because you’re in charge of the kitchen.
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