This pie is perfect for a Sunday dinner, or just as a comforting any-night meal to warm you up when it’s cold outside. They pair perfectly with creamy mashed potatoes, green vegetables, and lashings of rich gravy.
Seitan Steak and Mushroom Pie [Vegan]
- 3 cups chopped seitan steaks
- 2 brown onions (chopped)
- 1 1/2 cups button mushrooms (halved)
- 2 tablespoons plain flour/cornflour
- 1 tablespoon dried rosemary (or fresh, de-stalked)
- 1 tablespoon dried thyme (or fresh, de-stalked)
- 1 large bay leaf
- 2 tablespoons olive oil (for frying)
- 1 tablespoon mushroom gravy (or vegan worcestershire sauce)
- 1 1/4 cup vegetable stock (inc 1 tsp onion gravy powder)
- Salt & pepper (to taste)
- Shortcrust pastry to line an 8-9 inch tin
- 2 tablespoons soy milk for brushing
Begin by pre-heating the oven to 350°F, and browning off the seitan in a non-stick pan with a little olive oil. Then add the mushrooms and onion, cooking over a medium heat until the onions are softened.
Add the flour and herbs, bay leaf, and salt and pepper and mix well. Add the mushroom gravy and stock. Turn the heat down to low-medium and let the mixture simmer for 10 minutes or so.
While the seitan mixture is simmering, roll out your shortcrust pastry and line your pie tin, sifting a little plain flour into the tin beforehand to prevent sticking.
Spoon the mixture into the pie tin, and then top with the remaining pastry. Make a few cuts in the top of the pie to allow steam to escape, and press the edges down with a fork. Lightly brush the top with soy milk.
Bake the pie at 350°F for around 40 minutes, or until golden brown.
Serve with your favorite potatoes and veggies of your choice, along with lots of thick gravy.