How to make pot pie with sausages in a rich and savory Guinness beer broth. Jump to the Sausage, Cheddar and Guinness Pie Recipe or read on to see our tips for making it.
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How to Make Stout Pot Pie with Sausages
This recipe is delicious made into a pie, but you can just as easily skip the pastry and serve the sausages over mashed potatoes instead.
If you do make the full pie, take a look at our homemade pie crust. It’s an all-butter recipe and can be made in advance.
To make the pie, brown sausages on all sides. They don’t need to be cooked all the way through, only browned. Transfer them to a plate then cook onions and carrots with garlic. When the vegetables are beginning to soften, add butter and flour to make a roux. The butter-flour mixture will help thicken our gravy.
In goes beef stock and Guinness as well as the sausages from earlier and grated sharp cheddar cheese. Spoon everything into a baking dish, cover with pastry and bake until golden on top.
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Recipe updated, originally posted March 2012. Since posting this in 2012, we have tweaked the recipe to be more clear. – Adam and Joanne
Sausage, Cheddar and Guinness Pie Recipe
This stout pie is delicious made covered with pastry, but you can just as easily skip the pastry and serve the sausages over mashed potatoes instead.
You Will Need
1 tablespoon olive oil
6 bratwurst sausages
1 medium onion, sliced into 1/4-inch half moons
3 medium carrots, cut into 1/4-inch rounds
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon butter
1 heaping tablespoon flour
1 cup beef stock
1 cup Guinness Stout beer (about 3/4 bottle)
1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
Salt and fresh ground black pepperPastry Topping
1 large egg
1 tablespoon water or milk
1/4 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
1 (9-inch) pie crust, see our homemade pie crust recipe
- Make Filling
1Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
2Heat oil in a large deep pot over medium heat. Add the sausages and brown on all sides. Transfer sausages to a plate, and then add the onions and carrots to the pot. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic.
3Add the butter and flour then cook, stirring constantly for one minute until the flour has been absorbed and darkens in color. Stir in the stock and beer. Bring to a simmer then add sausages back into the pot. Simmer, uncovered, until the sausages are cooked through, about 8 minutes.
4Remove the sausages and slice into 1/2-inch rounds then add back to the pot. Stir 1 cup of cheese into the gravy. Taste for seasoning then adjust with salt and/or pepper.
- To Finish
1Make an egg wash by whisking the egg and water until blended.
2Spoon the filling into a 2-quart baking dish and brush the top and sides of baking dish with egg wash.
3Shape the pie crust so that it will cover the top of the baking dish. Top baking dish with crust. Brush the top of the crust with additional egg wash and top with the remaining 1/4 cup of cheese. Bake in the oven until the crust is golden brown on top, about 30 minutes.
Adam and Joanne's Tips
- If you use store-bought dough, it will likely be in a circle. You may find that you need to use two circles of dough to cover the baking dish (depending on the shape of the dish). If you make your own homemade crust, just after making it, shape the dough into a similar shape as the baking dish you plan to use.