Cubes of beef kidney and steak are roasted with onions, potatoes and seasonings until tender. Flour is added and the meat is cooked a bit longer until all the juices have thickened with the flour. This savory mixture is turned into a 3-quart casserole, to
INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings):
- 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch single crust pie
- 1 pound beef kidney
- 2 pounds round steak, cubed
- 2 tablespoons lard
- 2 onions, chopped
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 2 cups water
- 4 cups diced potatoes
- 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
Cover beef kidney with lightly salted water. Cover, and refrigerate overnight. Drain off water. Cut out tubes and white membrane with scissors. Dice meat
In a stew pot, brown kidney and steak in hot fat. Add onions, seasonings, and 1 1/2 cups water. Simmer until meat is almost tender, about 1 hour.
Add potatoes and continue simmering until potatoes are tender, about 1/2 hour.
Blend together flour and remaining 1/2 cup water; stir into meat mixture. Continue cooking and stirring until mixture thickens. Pour into 3 quart casserole.
Roll out pastry slightly larger than top of casserole. Place over meat mixture, and trim to overhang 1 inch. Fold under, and flute against inside edge of casserole. Cut several steam vents in center.
Bake at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) until lightly browned, about 30 minutes.