Steak and Pepper Pie

  • 15MINS
  • 2HR 40MINS
  • 388KCAL

This spicy, pepper pie is topped with mashed potato instead of pastry to keep it low in calories and Points!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories388
  • Carbs34g
  • Protein39g
  • Fat9.2g
  • Saturates4.1g
  • Sugars4.1g

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff to know in the blurb!

There’s not many dishes that are more hearty and comforting than a rich, creamy steak pie!  The problem is that that rich sauce is often packed full of calories and Points and the pastry isn’t much better either.

Our Steak and Pepper Pie uses a few clever swaps to make a creamy and indulgent spicy sauce that isn’t laden with unnecessary calories.  We’ve also replaced the calorific pastry with a crispy, mashed potato topping, but we promise that you won’t miss it!

Packed full of flavour, this Steak and Pepper Pie is so tasty that you’d never guess it’s slimming friendly – best served with a fresh salad or some mixed vegetables!

What diets is this Steak and Pepper Pie suitable for?

This Steak and Pepper Pie can be made suitable for gluten free diets by swapping the following ingredients out for gluten free alternatives;

  • Stock cube

It can also be made suitable for dairy free diets by replacing the following ingredients with dairy free versions;

  • Low fat spreadable cheese

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Steak and Pepper Pie recipe?

  • You need to count 8 Points per portion of this Steak and Pepper Pie recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 8 Points per portion of this Steak and Pepper Pie recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 5 Points per portion of this Steak and Pepper Pie recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make this Steak and Pepper Pie?

You should be able to find all of the ingredients to make this dish in your local supermarket!

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You’ll need a good quality potato masher for this recipe. We love this one from Joseph Joseph as not only is it really sturdy, it folds away neatly to be stored in your drawer once you’re done!

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How many calories are in this Steak and Pepper Pie recipe?

There are 388 calories per portion in this Steak and Pepper Pie which means it falls into our Everyday Light category. 

This Steak and Pepper Pie is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Spray a pan with low calorie cooking spray and place over a medium to high heat. Add the diced steak and fry for 5 minutes, until browned.

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Step 2

Remove from the pan, give another little spray with the low calorie cooking spray, and saute the onions and mushrooms for 3-4 minutes until softened.

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Step 3

Return the meat to the pan, along with the black pepper, carrots, stock and Henderson’s Relish.

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Step 4

Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat, cover and allow to simmer gently for 2-2 1/2 hours.

Step 5

Meanwhile cook the potatoes in a pan of salted water, for around 20 minutes, until they are soft. Drain and mash well, beat the egg and stir through. Keep warm.

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Step 6

When the steak is tender, stir through the cheese spread to make a creamy sauce. Taste and add a little more pepper if you like.

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Step 7

Preheat the grill on a high setting.

Step 8

Pour the creamy steak into an ovenproof dish.

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Step 9

Top with the mashed potato and fluff the top with a fork.

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Step 10

Place under the grill for a couple of minutes until the top is golden and crisp.

Step 11

Serve with your choice of accompaniment.

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What could you serve with this Steak and Pepper Pie?

This Steak and Pepper Pie works really well when served alongside a salad, mixed vegetables or any of the following dishes:

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How do you know when this Steak and Pepper Pie is cooked?

You’ll need to cook the creamy steak filling until the steak is tender.  Grill your Steak and Pepper Pie until the top is golden and crisp.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

Can this Steak and Pepper Pie be cooked any other way?

We’ve cooked our Steak and Pepper Pie under the grill for a couple of minutes, but you could also cook it in a moderately hot oven for 25 minutes instead.

How long can you keep this Steak and Pepper Pie in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill.  You can keep leftovers of Steak and Pepper Pie in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze this Steak and Pepper Pie?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen before or after grilling, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

How do I reheat this Steak and Pepper Pie?

From chilled: Place in an ovenproof dish and reheat for 25 minutes in a moderately hot oven until piping hot.

From frozen: Defrost thoroughly. Place in an ovenproof dish and reheat for 25 minutes in a moderately hot oven until piping hot.

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Steak and Pepper Pie

This spicy, pepper pie is topped with mashed potato instead of pastry to keep it low in calories and Points!
  • Prep Time
    15 MINS
  • Cook Time
    2 HR 40
  • KCals 388
  • Carbs 34G
  • WW Points:
  • 8 Green
  • 8 Blue
  • 5 Purple

Ingredients

  • 500 g lean stewing steak diced
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 250 g mushrooms sliced
  • 2 tbsp Henderson's Relish
  • 120 g low fat, spreadable cheese
  • low calorie cooking spray
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 500 g potatoes peeled and chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1 beef stock cube made up with 500ml boiling water
  • pinch of salt

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Instructions

  1. Spray a pan with low calorie cooking spray and place over a medium to high heat. Add the diced steak and fry for 5 minutes, until browned.
  2. Remove the steak from the pan and give it another little spray with the low calorie cooking spray. Saute the onions and mushrooms for 3-4 minutes until softened.
  3. Return the meat to the pan along with the black pepper, carrots, stock, and Henderson's Relish.
  4. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat, cover and allow to simmer gently for 2-2 1/2 hours.
  5. Meanwhile cook the potatoes in a pan of salted water, for around 20 minutes, until they are soft. Drain and mash well, beat the egg and stir through. Keep warm.
  6. When the steak is tender, stir through the cheese spread to make a creamy sauce. Taste and add a little more pepper if you like.
  7. Preheat the grill on a high setting.
  8. Pour the creamy steak into an oven proof dish.
  9. Top with the mashed potato and fluff the top with a fork.
  10. Place under the grill for a couple of minutes until the top is golden and crisp.
  11. Serve with your choice of accompaniment.

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lynne daySaturday 22nd August 2020

Is the sauce supposed to be thick or thin mines a little too thin

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    HollyWednesday 26th August 2020

    Hi Lynne, if the sauce looks a little thin try allowing it to reduce down a little longer on the hob. Hope that helps!

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ChrisSunday 9th August 2020

Could you cook the meat and veg part of this in the slow cooker?

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    LisaSunday 9th August 2020

    Hi Chris!
    Yes, you can cook it in a slow cooker. Around 5 hours on high or 7 on low. You might need to reduce the amount of stock you use or the sauce could be a little runny.

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EmmalineTuesday 4th August 2020

Hi, how many people does this dish serve?

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    SharonTuesday 4th August 2020

    Hi Emmaline, if you scroll down to the bottom of the page you will find the recipe card. On the lefthand side of the recipe card you will find how many the recipe serves. In this case the recipe is for 4, but you can click on the arrows next to ‘servings’ to reduce or increase the servings and it will recalculate the quantities of ingredients needed. Do hope this helps.

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AmySunday 12th July 2020

Hi, can I use low fat cream cheese in this please? Not sure what type of cheese it means, thanks! X

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    SharonMonday 13th July 2020

    Hi Amy, yes, low fat cream cheese is perfect in this recipe. Hope you enjoy the pie!

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Steve CowderoyTuesday 26th May 2020

Hi Vickie, thanks for getting in touch with us. The cheese in this recipe doesn’t have a strong flavour, it is mainly added to thicken the sauce and make it creamier. Hope this helps and please let us now how you get on.

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vickieMonday 25th May 2020

Hi are you able to taste the cheese? or can I substitute it for something else? I don’t eat it. Thanks.

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TracySunday 24th May 2020

Can you cook the beef in the slow cooker?

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    LisaSunday 24th May 2020

    Hi Tracy. Yes, you could. Around 5 hours on low or 7 on high. You might need to reduce the amount of stock you use or the sauce could be a bit runny. Hope this help.

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Angela ConnorSaturday 23rd May 2020

What can I useinstead of Henderson s relish x

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    LisaSaturday 23rd May 2020

    Hi Angela. You can substitute Henderson’s Relish with Worcestershire sauce, but please check the label if you are cooking for anyone with allergies as most brand of Worcestershire sauce contain gluten and fish. Hope this helps

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carolSaturday 23rd May 2020

Hi, can I ask what is Hendersons Relush? Thank you

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    LisaSaturday 23rd May 2020

    Hi Carol. Henderson’s Relish is a Yorkshire staple! It is similar in taste to Worcestershire sauce, but unlike most Worcestershire sauce brands it is vegan and gluten free. You can substitute with the equivalent amount of Worcestershire sauce, providing you aren’t cooking for anyone with allergies. Hope this helps.

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