If you are looking for a simple slow cooker steak pie filling, you do not need to look any further.
This pie filling is quite simple, but the flavors will leave you wanting seconds. A simple combination of herbs, Worcestershire sauce, and beef stock creates a rich, deep gravy sauce. This sauce compliments the tender beef quite well and will leave you very satisfied.
Much like most easy slow cooker recipes, this dish does not require much prep, yet the result is amazing. I highly recommend giving it a try if you are super limited in time.
This recipe should make enough pie filling to be able to feed six people. However, with some side dishes, you should be able to feed even more people. I have a few ideas for side dishes further down the page.
What to Serve with Steak Pies
As with any great pie, this dish does not really require any side dishes. With that said, there are plenty of foods that will go very nicely with the pie.
The easiest and healthiest is a delicious green salad. I like to keep things basic and usually do a combination of lettuce, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, and sliced red onion. Feel free to get creative.
Some delicious baby potatoes cooked in a herby butter will work very nicely as a side dish. I love to cook them in a slow cooker as they end up very flavorsome by the time they are ready. Mashed potatoes are also a great potato side dish.
My last suggestion is to do the classic pie and chips combination. I recommend cooking the chips in the oven or deep fryer for the best result. It is an excellent side dish if you need to feed a crowd.
Making the Pies
A great way to make pies easily is to use a pie maker. These devices can make two pies at a time, but you can buy larger ones that can make four. The result is a golden pastry and a deliciously hot filling.
Alternatively, you can make the pies in some pie tins. I recommend that you blind bake the pastry before you add the filling. Once the pies are filled, top with another piece of pastry.
You could also make some pot pies using the filling and some pastry. Simply add the beef filling to a baking dish and top with some pastry.
I show you all the steps to making this delicious steak pie filling in the slow cooker in the video below. Alternatively, you can find the full written recipe right below.
Slow Cooker Steak Pie Recipe
- 1 kg (2.2 lb) chuck beef, cubed
- 2 onions, diced
- 2 tsp garlic, crushed
- 2 tsp dried thyme
- 1 Tbsp dried parsley
- 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 500 ml (16.9 fl oz) beef stock
- Puff Pastry sheets
- Egg, beaten
- 4 Tbsp cornstarch
- ¼ cup water
- In a frying pan over high heat, brown the chuck beef in batches. Once browned, place to the side.
- In a slow cooker, add the beef, onions, garlic, thyme, parsley, Worcestershire sauce, and the beef stock.
- Cook on low for 8 hours or until the beef is tender.
- Mix the cornstarch and water until it forms a paste. Mix into the slow cooker.
- Cook on high for 15 minutes or until thickened.
- Season with salt and pepper and turn off the heat.
- Add the steak pie filling to some prepared pie tins. Cover with puff pastry and brush with the egg wash.
- Bake in an oven at 200°C (390 °F) until golden brown.
- Serve & Enjoy.
- A cheap cut of beef is ideal as we will be cooking this steak pie filling for a long time in the slow cooker. By the time the dish is ready, the beef will be incredibly tender and packed full of flavor.
- You can add some vegetables to the beef mixture if you want to add more flavor and nutrition to the slow cooker pie filling. Carrots, peas, and celery are all great additions to this lovely slow cooker steak pie.
- Browning the beef is optional and can be skipped if you are running low on time.
Note: I use a 5.5L (6 Quart) slow cooker for all the recipes that I have on this website unless specified. If you have a smaller or larger slow cooker, then you might need to adjust the ingredients.
The information above is an estimate generated by an online nutrition calculator.
More Slow Cooker Beef Recipes
There are many other slow cooker beef dishes that you can make. Below are a couple of my absolute favorites.
You can always try using something like the satay beef as a pie filling. It is bound to be delicious, but make sure you thicken it so that it will sit in a pie case nicely.
Another slow cooker pie filling that you need to try is the flavor-packed beef and mushroom. It is as good as it sounds and has a lovely rich gravy.
This slow cooker steak pie filling is absolutely delicious and surprisingly easy to make. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did. If you have some feedback, tips, or anything else that you would like to say, then please do not hesitate to leave a comment below.
Hi, love how easy this recipes looks! It says it makes 6 serves, does this mean 6 individual pies? Many thanks
It depends on how large your pie cases are. From memory, it made roughly 12 pies using the tins I had lying around the house.
A nice addition is an Italian style SOFRITO. Basically equal amounts of finely diced carrots, celery and onions with maybe a couple of cloves of garlic or a teaspoon or two of garlic granules [and a dash or two of TOMATO paste and a few mixed herbs will not go amiss] fried off in some decent light olive oil or olive oil and butter. Add a good quality veg stock cube and when ‘fried off’ a tablespoon or so of corn starch, fine flour or my favorite rice flour just enough to thicken. Blitz down to a gravy for your beef and continue as above.
A good Sofrito really does make a difference and adds to that good’ole ‘five-a-day’ which cannot be a bad thing!
Really good. However I went one extra step and removed the meat when it finished cooking and blended the juice and onion to make a smooth gravy. Then thickened that with the cornstarch before returning the meat. Kids loved it.
Perfect as it is or ideal for varying flavours and ingredients. I made the filling on the weekend and was able to just throw a pie in the oven after work a few days later. I will be adding this recipe to my go to pile.
I am wondering how to utilize the puff pastry (That is, how to divide it) if I want to make one single pot pie in a baking dish or pie pan instead of of individual pie tins?
I did this today. I just used all of the mixture and poured it into the pie dish. I used three pieces of puff pastry, 2 pieces on the bottom and one on the top was all I needed. The pie was very tasty and the meat just melted in my mouth but unfortunately two fussy children did not like it 🙁
Is it easy to adapt this to pepper steak with a tablespoon of pepper? TYIA
I haven’t personally tried it, but in theory, it should work fine.
Could you add some red wine also?
That will work great! 125ml (4.2 fl oz) should be more than enough. You may also want to burn the alcohol off by cooking the wine at high heat for a couple of minutes before adding it to the slow cooker. I usually just add it straight into the slow cooker, and it works out fine.
Would it be OK to cook in the slow cooker on high for 4 hours instead? I was going to make this tomorrow but ingredients are only being delivered around lunchtime!
Four hours on high should work fine.
Is this a freezable mix please?
It should freeze fine.
After filling pies, chicken or beef, I place a single layer of frozen peas on top then the layer of pastry and bake.
Can’t wait to try your recipe. Will add carrots, celery and parsnip with the steak. Mixture will go further. Only two of us now and I make individual pies and freeze. Thank you for the recipe.
My mouth is watering already. Super simple, now just to wait all day 😫🤣 Thanks for the recipe