Make the pastry before you
begin to make the casserole.
Now cut steak into bite sized cubes,
Put the steak into the flour and make sure it is all covered.
In a pan gently melt the lard,
Add the steak, bacon and cook until it starts to brown.
Peel and chop the onion and add to the pan.
Place steak, bacon and onion in a casserole dish.
Add the raisins and brown sugar,
Pour in the Guinness.
Cover tightly and simmer over a low heat or in a very moderate oven
(325-350F) for 2 1/2 hours.
Add more Guinness or water if the rich brown gravy gets too thick.
Line a deep pie dish with half the pie crust (bake it blind).
Then add the Guinness and steak mixture.
Cover with a layer of pie crust
bake until finished about another 10 minutes.