Slow Cooker Steak Pie: Tender Meat, Rich Gravy, and Flaky Pastry

Experience the ultimate comfort with our Slow Cooker Steak Pie recipe. Discover how to create this sumptuous dish filled with melt-in-your-mouth steak, a savory gravy, and a golden, flaky pastry crust—all effortlessly prepared in your slow cooker.


For the Filling:

  • 2 pounds stewing beef, cut into chunks
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 cup red wine (or additional beef broth)
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

For the Pastry:

  • 2 sheets of store-bought puff pastry (or homemade if preferred)
  • 1 egg, beaten (for egg wash)


1. Sear the Beef:

  • In a large skillet, heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat.
  • Season the beef chunks with salt and black pepper.
  • Sear the beef in batches until it’s browned on all sides. Transfer it to the slow cooker.

2. Prepare the Filling:

  • In the same skillet, add the diced onions, sliced carrots, and minced garlic. Sauté for a few minutes until they start to soften.
  • Sprinkle flour over the vegetables and cook for another minute.
  • Add tomato paste and stir to combine.
  • Pour in the red wine (or beef broth) and beef broth. Stir well to deglaze the pan and create a smooth mixture.
  • Add Worcestershire sauce and dried thyme. Season with additional salt and black pepper if needed.
  • Let the mixture simmer for a couple of minutes until it thickens slightly.

3. Slow Cooker Magic:

  • Pour the vegetable and gravy mixture over the seared beef in the slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until the beef is tender and the flavors meld together.

4. Assemble the Pie:

  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • Roll out one sheet of puff pastry and line the bottom of a deep pie dish with it.
  • Spoon the slow-cooked steak and gravy mixture into the pastry-lined pie dish.
  • Roll out the second sheet of puff pastry to create a pie crust for the top.
  • Place it over the filling, trim any excess pastry, and crimp the edges to seal.
  • Brush the top pastry with beaten egg to create a golden finish.

5. Bake and Serve:

  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes or until the pastry is puffed and golden.
  • Remove from the oven and let it cool slightly before serving.
  • Slice into wedges and enjoy your sumptuous Slow Cooker Steak Pie.

With our Slow Cooker Steak Pie recipe, you can savor the ultimate comfort food, where tender chunks of meat, rich gravy, and flaky pastry combine in a sumptuous harmony of flavors. This dish exemplifies the power of slow cooking, yielding melt-in-your-mouth steak infused with the savory goodness of onions, carrots, and a delectable gravy. This pie, encased in a golden puff pastry crust, promises a filling meal ideal for gatherings or cozy family dinners. You can enjoy a slice of this sumptuous Slow Cooker Steak Pie that’s sure to become a favorite with minimal effort and maximum flavor.