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Fray Bentos Deep Fill Steak & Ale Pie – WHAT ARE WE EATING?? – The Wolfe Pit  Steak pies are tasty snack for all the carnivores and a great appetizer for parties and potlucks. Make a whole pie for the entire family or make individual pies, just for one!

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These meat pies are easy and fun to make, and create a great activity for the whole family. Using hearty ingredients such as potatoes, carrots, peas, and savory ground/minced beef to make amazing meat pies that your family and friends will love. Using a few everyday ingredients, you can create delicious meat pies for your next gathering or potluck event. baking a steak and kidney pie, how to make pies, how to bake a pie, pies, how to make pie crust, how to make cottage pie,

Fray Bentos Deep Fill Steak & Ale Pie – WHAT ARE WE EATING?? – The Wolfe Pit


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As most of you already know my local Dollar Tree, Family Dollar, Dollar General or Walmart stores are my own personal adult playgrounds. I shop at these stores to find food that is generally highly processed, full of fillers and simply bad for us to eat regularly! Meat, vegetables, canned food, frozen food, refrigerated food, boxed food, vegan food, vegetarian food and all sorts of prepared foods, if it’s cheap and questionable I will do a taste test and food review on it! I also show you these foods are no bargain like these discount stores and manufacturers lead you to believe. I do this to show you that fresh foods are not only healthier, but they’re also cheaper than these so called bargain foods. So far I haven’t gotten sick, but some of these foods are certainly questionable and have come close to making me sick.

Fray Bentos Deep Fill Steak & Ale Pie – WHAT ARE WE EATING?? – The Wolfe Pit

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/4 tsp. salt

  • 1/3 cup shortening or butter

  • 4 tbsp. cold water

Filling

  • 1 cup chopped potato

  • 1/2 cup chopped onion

  • 3 tbs. margarine or butter

  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme or sage, crushed

  • 1 1/4 cup beef broth

  • 1 1/2 cup chopped carrots and peas

  • 2 cups ground beef

Fray Bentos Deep Fill Steak & Ale Pie – WHAT ARE WE EATING?? – The Wolfe Pit

Part1

Making the Dough for the Crust

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    Make the pie crust. Mix flour and salt into a large mixing bowl. Stir 1 1/4 cups flour and 1/4 tsp salt together in a large mixing bowl.
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    Cut the butter or shortening into the flour. There are many different methods of cutting the butter into the flour, but all are equally effective with the right amount of elbow grease. Keep the butter at a cool temperature and begin by cutting large chunks. Keep cutting your chunks down until the butter is mixed in thoroughly. Aim to get small and uniform pea-sized chunks.

    • Use a food processor. The easiest way to cut the butter is to use a food processor, pulsing the flour mixture for a minute or two, until the butter is chopped up to the appropriate size.
    • Use a pastry cutter for butter or shortening. A pastry cutter is a great way of chopping up the butter in a good uniform mixture, quickly and without much effort. Roll the pastry cutter through the flour mixture, clearing out the butter from behind the tines after you make each pass around the bowl, if necessary. It shouldn’t take more than a few minutes.
    • Use a fork or two knives. If you don’t have a pastry cutter or a food processor, don’t worry. You can cut up the butter with the flat side of a table fork, or use two knives to slice the butter in opposite directions, or even just use the end of a metal spatula.
    • Just use your fingers with shortening. Shortening won’t be greatly affected by the heat from your hands or from the room temperature, making it easy to crumble using your fingers.

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    Mix cold water into the flour mixture. Pouring cold water one tablespoon at a time into your flour will help you integrate the water gently, allowing the dough to form loosely. The mixture should just barely come together and form a loose ball, and shouldn’t be damp or wet looking.

    • Be very gentle. The key to a flaky crust is to make sure you don’t overwork the dough. If you overwork the dough, the crust will become tough and difficult to handle.
    • Your mixture will form soft lumps. These lumps should be moist enough that they will hold together if you gently press them between your fingers.
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    Use your hands to form the dough into a ball. Very gently, pull the flour into a ball and then split the ball into two equal portions. The recipe should make two portions, one will be the bottom of your pie, and the other will be the top cover.

    • It’s usually a good idea to chill the dough in the refrigerator until you’re ready to roll it out and bake with it. If you’ve already got the oven pre-heated and you’re anxious to get started, putting it in the freezer can be a good way to get the temperature down quickly.
    • If you want to save the dough for a longer period of time, freeze it in a self-sealing freezer bag. When you’re ready to use it, let it defrost in the fridge overnight and roll it out normally.

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    Roll the crust. On a lightly floured surface, flatten the dough with your hands and roll from the center to the edges with a rolling pin dusted with flour. Aim to form a circle about 12 inches in diameter.
Part2

Making the Filling

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    Cook your meat. In a large skillet over medium heat, add 2 cups ground beef and 1/2 cup chopped onions. Season with thyme, cloves, chopped garlic (if desired) and salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring to crumble the meat and mix in the spices, until the meat is evenly browned.[1]

    • If you’d like a more flavourful pie, you can also use a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg as seasoning.
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    Discard the grease or fat. Once your meat is cooked through, use a wooden spoon or spatula to push your meat to one side of the pan and tilt the pan away, letting the grease pool on the other side. Spoon it grease out, or carefully tilt your pan over a grease safe container to dispose of it. Place your cooled grease into a sealed non-recyclable container and discard it into your regular trash can.[2]

    • Do not dump grease into the kitchen sink or toilet bowl or even use hot water to wash it down the drain. This allows grease to get into the sewage system or harden in your pipes.
    • Be careful whenever handling hot grease.

     

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    Add the vegetables and beef broth. Chop 1 potato into small pieces and add it to the skillet with 1 1/4 cup beef broth to start. Pour in 1 1/2 cup carrots and peas. The beef broth will keep your filling moist once the grease has been drained out.

    • You can peel your potato if desired.
    • If you want something different, try using a sweet potato instead.
    • You can also add more or less beef broth as needed, but don’t let your filling get too soupy.
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    Thicken your pie filling (optional). You may need to thicken your filling if it gets too runny. This can be done in a number of ways. Here are some things to consider:[3]

    • Mix two tsp. of flour with 1/4 cup cold water or 1 tbsp. cornstarch with 1/4 cup cold water before stirring it into your mixture
    • Thicken with flour. For each cup of filling, use about 2 tbsp. of flour. Add the flour in increments of 1 tbsp. Add the flour slowly and stir in each addition. This will help prevent lumps from forming in your filling. Cook and stir for 1 additional minute until your sauce is thickened and bubbly.
    • Thicken with cornstarch. For each cup of sauce, use 1 tbsp. of cornstarch. Add the cornstarch in increments of 1 tbsp. and stir until thickened and bubbly. Add 2 minutes to your cooking time for cornstarch.

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Part3

Making a Whole Meat Pie

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    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
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    Assemble a whole pie. Roll your pie crust around the rolling pin. Start from one edge and carefully wrap your crust around the pin. Transfer your crust to your pie dish by carefully unrolling it from your pin and laying it down into the dish.

    • Avoid stretching the pastry.
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    Trim the crust. Trim to about 1/2 inch beyond the edge of the pie plate and fold the extra pastry under to create a thicker crust on the rim.
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    Fill your pie. To assemble your pie, slowly pour the filling into the pastry-lined pie dish. Level it off and don’t overfill your dish.
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    Cover your pie. Roll out an additional circle of dough or pastry and carefully place it over your pie. Pinch the edges of the bottom layer and top layer of dough together and create the knuckle-like pie edge ridges. Trim off any excess using a sharp knife.
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    Make a few slits in the top. Use a sharp knife to cut some vents into the top crust to allow the steam to escape when cooking.

    • Brush the top of your crust with egg or melted butter. This will help keep the crust moist and prevent cracking.
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    Bake your whole pie. Place your pie onto an oven rack in the center of your oven and cook for about 45 minutes or until the top of the pie is golden brown.[4]

    • When your pie comes out of the oven, it will be hot! Make sure to let it cool on the countertop before serving.

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Part4

Making Individual Meat Pies

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    Cut your dough. Roll out your dough and cut it into 6 even pieces, about 5 ounces each.[5] Roll the pieces into 6 individual balls

    • Dust your workstation with flour to prevent dough from sticking.
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    Roll out your dough. Roll your pieces into about 8-inch flat circles. If your dough is very warm, it may be difficult to handle, cool it in the refrigerator for about 5-10 minutes if necessary.
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    Fill your individual pies. Evenly divide your filling into about 3/4 cup per individual pie and scoop it onto half of each dough circle. Carefully fold the dough over to cover the filling and use your fingers or a fork to press the edges together.
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    Slice slits into the tops of each pocket. Use a sharp knife to cut a few slits into the top of your pies. This allows steam to escape when baking and helps to prevent the pie from cracking or bursting in the oven.

    • Brush the top of your pockets with egg or melted butter to keep the top moist.
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    Bake your pies. Bake your pies on a lightly oiled or non-stick baking sheet in the oven for about 45 minutes to 1 hour or until the crust is golden brown and flakey.

    • Enjoy with a side of ketchup.
Part5

Trying Creative Variations

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    Try different types of meat. Use ground pork, chicken, turkey, or any meat you prefer. You can also mix meats for a more creative pie. Try cooking bacon and mixing it into your ground meat. Buy your favorite Italian sausage and cut it out of the casting to mix into your pie filling. You can try lamb, veal, or even tuna flakes.

    • Make sure your meat is fully cooked before adding it to your filling.
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    Make mincemeat sweet pie. If you are looking for a sweet and savory pie, try adding some additional ingredients to your filling recipe. Add:[6]

    • 8 ounces of raisins.
    • 4 ounces of dried figs (chopped).
    • 2 ounces dried cherries (chopped)
    • 2 apples, peeled, cored, and chopped.
    • 1 lemon zested and juiced.
    • 1 orange zested and juiced.
    • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
    • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground allspice
    • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground clove
    • 6 ounces dark brown sugar

     

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    Make a spicy meat pie. Bring some heat to your meat pie with the addition of a few ingredients and seasonings. Try mincing 1 jalapeño  chili and 2 garlic cloves for your filling. Add 4 tsp of curry powder, 1/2 tsp turmeric and 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper. Use these seasonings when cooking your ground beef to create a delicious spicy meat pie.
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    Get creative. Use your favorite ingredients and flavors to influence your own version of a meat pie. For a Mexican influenced meat pie, add refried beans and cheddar cheese to your filling. If you are looking for a vegetarian meat pie, substitute 1/2 cup (90 g) brown lentils for ground meat. You can also try adding artichoke hearts. Get as creative as you’d like!
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    Finished.

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47 Comments

  1. Stuart O'Neill says:

    Fucking disgusting pies, nothing but gravy..tasted tangy?

  2. David Wilson says:

    If you can get them in the USA try the fray bentos steak & kidney puddings the also come in a can there delicious

  3. jonny68s says:

    Should have left it in for longer

  4. Catrina Lynne says:

    My friend r.p.tranter sent me this video and wow did I learn so much. Great video

  5. Daver G says:

    Don't bother buying these, just make one. Or buy one locally.
    There's almost zero beef in them,it's basically gravy and pastry.

  6. Daniel C. Muñiz's YT channel says:

    I would like to buy this with Michael Angelo's lasagna and eggplant Parmesan on the side

  7. Master Beethoven says:

    I had one of these today, they're not great, but about as good as a pie in a tin gets. I highly recommend keeping some anti acid tablets on hand though….

  8. d Watson says:

    You did it wrong again! You have to slide a knife around the outside edge and then remove the pastry and put in a plate and then pour the filling beside it.

  9. Cal E. says:

    I love fray bentos pies! They look less appetizing than they taste

  10. Roronoa Zoro says:

    If you've got time you're meant to make some veg as a side and have it with chips (British potatoes that have been cut into chunky strips. That's also why it states serves two, with the trimmings it will fill you up.

  11. conor0044 says:

    Love Fidel Castro pies

  12. Thomas Crown says:

    Please do Poptarts….

  13. ReBeL says:

    your right. vegetables in pies are not traditional in the UK

  14. ReBeL says:

    one of the Queens favourite foods surprisingly

  15. Pnoch Eowell says:

    What is it with Americans being freaked out by Meat Pies? I'm not saying you are, but all the time I see videos of them not understanding why you'd have meat in a pie, not fruit.

  16. George Lucas says:

    Here in the UK you can buy it for just £1 from Poundland

  17. need4speed says:

    this is completely disaster and artificial. Enjoy !

  18. TJ says:

    Very happy you enjoyed the pie. Here in the UK they are associated with familys that don't have alot of money to be fair my family didn't when I was growing up so these where a regular meal for us. I love them and still enjoy them too. I eat alot of canned food especially canned vegetables I know canned food has a risk of BPA but to be honest if you shop around canned vegetables actually retain more nutrients than frozen veg after its cooked. Tip is to cook them in the juice they are canned in.

  19. Ian Grimshaw says:

    Loved by Brits but originally made in Uruguay (or Argentina?) at a place named Fray Bentos.

  20. doodskie999 says:

    Food for thought,
    The first mark I tank was named fray bentos due to the commander's fondness of the product

  21. Pab fjufj says:

    i going to eat one in about 10 mins. They are lovely. Just add mash and veg.

  22. Matt Jennings says:

    Larry, WTF?!? These things are disgusting. I ordered a 2-pack for $14.93 based off your review and was really looking forward to trying these. "Gross" doesn't even begin to describe these abominations. The "meat" smelled and tasted like cat food, the crust, while crispy, tasted like cat food, and the worst, the soggy dough, was simply horrid. I took a couple bites, gagged, threw the rest away, and used the second can to feed my dogs. But at the end of the day, it's British cuisine, why would I expect it to be good? Bad review of an even worse product.

  23. impunitythebagpuss says:

    Crust is made with lard…so yummy!

  24. Wesley Yu says:

    Cuban leader.

  25. Deborah Bowdidge says:

    minging! avoid like the plague

  26. Pacmancereal says:

    We british know how to make meaty pies.

  27. Will O'keefe says:

    What sort of channel actually listens to their viewers when they critique like this. Well done Larry, great review

  28. linda chandler says:

    Soggy dough is just another way to think of a dumpling. If you bake some dumplings, the top is browned and the underside is wet.

  29. HEX METAL says:

    Before I watch this video, I would have recommended the basic Fray Bentos chicken pie first, it is damned tasty, I like to smash up some Idaho style chips into the gravy after I am done with crust and gooey pastry. =]

  30. I Got Dibz Gaming says:

    No, puff pastry is never supposed to be doughy. Any true baker will attest.

  31. Simon Ellis says:

    Poverty food 😪

  32. Luke L says:

    My fav was always the chicken and mushroom ones. Been a while not sure if they are still as good though

  33. merlinsdog says:

    I'm cooking a steak and ale pie right now and the only reason I'm here is to gloat. Yum, cook it properly & you have a great pie

  34. Mr. Reinterpret Cast says:

    I ordered it from your amazon link and ate it today. LOL you gave me too high expectations!

  35. Veritas Veritas says:

    Made me chuckle when he said it’s only enough for one. In the UK you have half each with vegetables and potato. 😄

  36. Paul Smith says:

    Hey, it's enough for two if you cook some mash and or vegies

  37. ToonBible says:

    I tried the Just Chicken one before at my grandparents once but didn't really enjoy it. I'm sure they didn't cook it right though. I need to try a steak one cos I am getting more into tender steak and this looks so good!!

  38. Steve says:

    £3 a pie,in the UK😬its a popular choice like,I like them

  39. Scott S says:

    Not only does Stacy’s mom got it going on, Stacy was just as good!

  40. Mike Schoeffter says:

    Where DID you find those tunes ?

  41. Hard Gay says:

    You've piqued my interest, but $15 for a canned pie strikes me as overpriced. Can anyone from across the pond tell me what the price ought to look like?

  42. D Nice says:

    @TheWolfePit just wanted to let you know I ordered this delicious looking 🥧 off Amazon a couple weeks ago & it arrived so early 🙌🏽, just yesterday! I bought 2, one for my daughter as well… we’re gonna tare into these things 2morrw…🤗.. I’ll let ya know the verdict once we’ve eaten them.. thx fr this review..

  43. Van Reliant says:

    They also make a very good steak and kidney pudding in a suet pastry.

  44. Strudel and Whipped Creamyum says:

    it is 2 serving as us brits don't eat alot

  45. Angie Lewis says:

    Best pies ever!! Meant to be eaten with mash and peas. I now live in Texas and will be ordering some for me and Texan hubby. BTW, so loved by actor Sean Bean he took nearly 90 of them to the Crimea when filming the Sharpe tv series. True Story!!

  46. Congslop's Diner says:

    Looks good

  47. Graham Crichton says:

    In the UK we don't really put additional things in meat. It is frowned upon here. I love your videos as they showcase some amazing products. Most of the stuff you video wouldn't be legal in the UK. I studied in the US and I miss all the processed foods. Some were really good. You can't get half the junk I ate in the US in the UK.

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