wow so good
Great taste. I own your basic high/low crock-pot. I put the potato's in at the start. Also amended with additional ingredients, baby bella mushrooms sweated out in a cast iron pan in butter, thin sliced shallot, fresh hulled peas, coarse chopped celery. All into the pot and walk away. That why you want a slow-cooker recipe in the first place isn't it?
SO sad. I have tried so many FineCooking recipes and loved every one. As soon as my mag arrives, I immediately begin planning my grocery shopping around it. This is the first (and likely only) time I have been disappointed. I followed this to a tee and the result was bland AND bitter. Sorry, but this one just didn't cut it. :( I have no suggestions for improvement other than to look for another recipe form FineCooking. I guarantee there are plenty of other winners!
Excellent recipe have made it several times. Last time I had no Guinness so instead I added a package of onion soup mix and some water, my family said it was even better than the one with Guinness. Also, RE: POTATOES, I put them in with everything else at the beginning, no waiting an hour after I get home from work!
If you love Guinness, you're going to love this recipe. Read my entire review at: http://www.takingonmagazines.com/2011/04/slow-cooker-steak-and-guinness-pie-from.html
A great tasting and simple recipe. I thoroughly enjoyed this. I loved the fact that since the pastry is done separately, I can have as much extra as I want!
Ok - not a lot of flavor. My 1" potatoes didn't cook in an hour, either, and the meat was completely falling apart before the potatoes were done (not necessarily a bad thing, but start the potatoes earlier.)
very easy and good - it was done in about 4 hrs on high; I parboiled the potatoes and added them for the last 45 minutes, also added peas a few minutes before serving. The sauce was not quite thick enough, even tho I dredged the meat in flour as per the recipe. But the flavor was yummy and the meat deliciously tender. Next time I might try Harp instead of Guinness (I know this would change the recipe name...), or even use the recipe as a springboard for other flavors - red wine, for example. But worth making as is, too.
Yummy, but not amazing. Easy to assemble. Great comfort food for a rainy day. The potatoes need more than 1 hour (when preparing the meal on a low setting). Makes enough to freeze a few servings for a later date.
Amazingly simple and yummy! However, the potatoes didn't cook through in just 1 hr. I would definitely put in at 2 hrs (on low) before serving.