Recipe by Stephanie
"I couldn't find a recipe for beef pot pie so I made my own and it is great for those cold night. This is delicious!"
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sirloin steak, cubed
salt to taste
ground black pepper to taste
1 (14 ounce) can
frozen green peas, thawed
2 (9 inch)
refrigerator pie crusts
This came out wonderful, even though I made a number of adjustments. I used leftover pot roast, which cut down on the prep time considerably. I added 1/4 c. chopped onion; 1 clove garlic, chopped; and 1 stalk celery sliced; and 1/2 t. Seasoned salt; 1/2 t. Italian Seasonings; and 1/4 t. pepper. After cooking the vegetables, I realized the remaining broth was not going to make enough sauce, so I also added one package of brown gravy mix, prepared, to the final sauce, and added a splash of red cooking wine. Instead of just frozen peas, I added 1/2 c. frozen corn as well. I pre-baked the bottom crust for about 7 minutes and it came out nice and flaky, not at all mushy. I added sliced mushrooms to the top of the vegetables in the pie before putting on the top crust.
The one thing I didn't do, but will next time is layer the vegetables and sauce in the final assembly. I had just put the sauce over all the vegetables and it didn't soak through like I would have liked. This recipe probably would have been great with a lot less tinkering by me, but it came out wonderful even after playing with it.
My family thought this was just okay. I felt it was a bit bland when made as is. Next time, I will alter to my family's taste. This definately needs more gravy and seasoning.
I am giving this recipe 5 stars even though I didn't follow it exactly. I used stew beef, put that in the bottom of the crock pot. Threw in the salt, pepper and cornstarch, added garlic and onion powder, then tossed to coat. I put the veggies in on top of that and poured in the beef broth. I cooked until beef was done and veggies were tender. Then I put it in a 9x13 pan, and dropped biscuits on top. I baked at 350 until the biscuits were done. We all loved it. Thank you for the base recipe!
This was a hit at my house. I found it easy and excellent. I did cheat though and instead of making the gravy I used 2 packs of brown gravy mix. I assure you this was the right amount of gravy and not dry. Will make again. But I do think using fresh veggies and not frozen is a biggie.
This is a good overall recipe. I did make a some changes. First, I added some seasoning (rosemary, sage, white pepper, thyme) to the raw meat before searing (locks in some flavorful juices). Then, I used a combination of water and dry red wine to stew the meat (skim any scum off). I removed the meat after it was done then cooked my vegetables in the same liquid as the beef (add water & salt as necessary) . By doing this it will give you a better tasting gravy which will need less cornstarch because the vegetable starches which will help to act as a thickening agent. Adjust the salt, white pepper and seasonings to taste. I also added sliced mushrooms at the end. I have found that if you increase your vegetables slightly, you will have enough for 2 pies. I used a homemade double crust to which I added about a teaspoon each of dried rosemary, thyme and some pinches of salt & white pepper to the flour before cutting in the shortening. It really makes a big difference.
I prepared and froze this dish for my 'once-a-month cooking' group--I thawed and cooked my pot pie this evening, and it was great! I made a few changes to the recipe that made it a good bit easier--I used a frozen green pea/carrot mix for the veggies, and I also used frozen cubed hash brown potatoes for the potatoes. Since I was going to be freezing my pies, I didn't precook the veggies at all (didn't even thaw them!), just added them into the pie and covered with gravy--it was a lot easier! I also added some undiluted cream mushroom soup and dry brown gravy mix to the sauce, and was then able to omit the cornstarch. My family enjoyed this a lot, even my 19-month-old! Thanks
Everyone LOVED this pie. Adjustments: I left out the peas and added a can of sliced mushrooms. I used the broth from the simmered meat (yielded one cup)in addition to the can of beef broth. After the potatoes and carrots (and I added a large, diced onion) were cooked, there wasn't much broth left. I also added 1/3 cup of red wine to the gravy. The flavor of this pie was outstanding. My crusts cooked for one hour at 375 degrees so plan according to the directions on the box! I'm going to try this pie filling in a crock pot the next time.
The recipe is good, but I made a couple of changes which made it easier for me. I dredged the meat in flour and seasoning before browning. It made a wonderful gravy which I used to cook the vegatables. I didn't have to use the broth or the cornstarch. I also added celery and onion to the vegetables. I also cooked it in a caserole dish with only a top crust. My family loved it!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Beef Pot Pie III
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 212
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