Plant-Based Steak Bake

1:10 h

The Steak Bake. British lunchtime staple for many years now, we did our best to find a plant-based steak bake but sadly couldn’t track one down. So what do you do when you can’t something you’re craving? You make one yourself, baby! These delicious pastry-parcels of joy are everything you want in a naughty snack: saucy, meaty and full of flavour. We used plant-based steaks from a supermarket in ours but feel free to sub in plant-based burgers or sausages instead if that’s your bag. This is the ultimate plant-based snack idea to get your teeth into and we cannot wait to hear what you think.

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For the filling

<item-todo-done>2 tbsp olive oil<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tbsp tomato purée<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tsp Marmite<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>200g plant-based meat - burgers or steaks are best<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 small red onions<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 celery stick<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 carrot<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 garlic clove<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>4 sprigs of thyme<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 sprig of rosemary<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>100ml red wine<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 bay leaf<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>200ml vegetable stock<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> Salt & pepper to taste<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tbsp cornstarch<item-todo-done>

For the pastry

<item-todo-done>3 tbsp water<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>2 tbsp plant-based milk<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tsp maple syrup<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>2 sheets of plant-based puff pastry<item-todo-done>

Before you start

Preheat oven to 180℃ | Grater | Small mixing bowl | Baking tray | Cooling rack lined with parchment paper

First, prepare the filling ingredients

  • Cut the vegan meat into 1.5cm cubes
  • Peel and finely dice the red onion
  • Trim and coarsely grate the celery
  • Trim, peel and coarsely grate the carrot
  • Peel and finely grate the garlic
  • Remove the thyme leaves and rosemary needles and finely dice
  • Prepare your stock
  • Add half the oil to a pan and a warm over a medium heat
  • Add the vegan meat to the pan and stir for 3-4 minutes until the chunks are browning
  • Remove the vegan meat from the pan, transfer to a plate and set to one side

Make your filling

  • Add the remaining olive oil to the pan
  • Add the onion and a pinch of salt to the pan and stir for 2-3 minutes
  • Add the celery and carrot to the pan and stir for 3-4 minutes
  • Add the garlic to the pan and stir for 1 minute
  • Add the rosemary and thyme to the pan and stir for 1 minute
  • Add the tomato puree and yeast extract to the pan and stir for 30 seconds
  • Add the red wine to the pan and stir for 30 seconds
  • Add the plant-based meat and bay leaf to the pan and fold for 2 minutes to combine

Next, add the veg stock to the pan

  • Stir to combine and leave to simmer and thicken for 10 minutes
  • In a small bowl, mix the water and cornstarch together with a fork, then add to a pan and stir it into the filling
  • Keep stirring until the mixture nice and thick
  • Taste the filling and season to taste with salt and lots of pepper
  • Take the pan off the stove and leave the filling to cool to room temperature

Prepare and bake your steak bakes** **

  • Unroll the pastry and cut both rolls into 6 even squares
  • Lay 6 of the squares out on a baking tray
  • Spoon equal amounts of the filling into the centre of each pastry square
  • Smooth out the filling with back of a spoon so it’s even on top (be sure to leave 1.5cm of pastry exposed around the edge)

Finish and bake

  • Wet the tip of your finger and dab around the edge of the pastry. This will act like a "glue"
  • Place the remaining squares of pastry neatly on top of the steak bake filling and gently seal the edges with your finger
  • Use a fork to score and seal the edges of the steak bakes
  • Use a knife to cut vents into the top of the steak bakes
  • Mix the plant-based milk and maple syrup in a bowl and lightly brush over the tops of the pastry (this will act as an egg wash)
  • Put the baking sheet in the oven and bake the steak bakes for 20 minutes
  • Take the steak bakes out of the oven, let them rest for 5 minutes and serve immediately on their own as a snack or with some greens as a light lunch
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