Wood Fired Beef Burgundy Pie

750g Chuck steak,  Remove excess fat & chop into cubes
125g Chopped bacon
2 Medium Carrots, sliced
185g Mushrooms, sliced
1 Large Onion, chopped
1 Tbsp oil
2 Tbsp Plain flour
¾ Cup Burgundy
1 Tbsp Tomato Paste
½ Tsp Dried Thyme
1 Bay leaf
Salt & Pepper
1 Sheet ready rolled Puff Pastry

Heat up your Wildcat Wood-fired Oven to 220-240oC
Heat the oil in a large saucepan, cook the bacon gently for 2-3 minutes then remove from pan Add the meat, ½ at a time, brown well. Remove from pan as each batch is done.
Add the onion and carrot, cook for 2 minutes, pour fat from pan and replace meat. Sprinkle in the flour and stir over medium heat for 5 minutes.
Return bacon to pan, add wine, tomato paste, herbs and seasoning, stir until boiling.

Cover and cook over low heat for 1 ¼ hours or until the meat is nearly tender.

In the mean time, gently fry the mushrooms in a little butter until softened.
Strain liquid from the meat into a saucepan. Transfer meat mixture into an ovenproof pie dish and fold in the mushrooms. Thicken the strained liquid with a little flour blended with water, bring to the boil and pour about 1/3 of the mixture over the meat, reserve the rest.
Moisten the edge of the Pie dish and cover with the pastry, crimp the edge, make 2 or 3 slits in the top of the pastry. Brush with beaten egg and bake in the oven for 25-35 minutes or until golden brown.
Heat the thickened liquid in a pan and serve separately.