Monday, January 17, 2011

10 for $10 Beef Pot Pie

The grocery store had Swanson Pot Pies on sale, 10 for $10. We made an awesome beef pie for less than ten dollars - I'll take these ten servings for $10 any day over Swanson.

Prep it, for Stew:
  • ~1lb stew beef
  • carrots
  • red potatoes
  • shallots
  • onions
  • red wine
  • bay leaves
  • stock
  • flour
  • parsley
  • s&p to taste
Prep it, for Pie Crust:
  • 2.5C flour
  • 1/4t salt
  • 1/2C butter
  • buttermilk or milk
Make it:
Start the beef and shallots in a little oil. Add onions, some carrots, red wine, and let it reduce for awhile. Add stock, simmer for 2.5+ hours. Add in small diced potatoes, pre-steamed in the microwave, and more carrots. Add more stock as needed, simmer for 30mins. Finish with chopped parsley and season. Remove from heat.

Cut the butter into the flour/salt to make pie crust. Add enough milk(preferrably buttermilk) to bring dough together, but do not overwork. Roll out half on a floured surface and place in pie dish. Fork the bottom of the dough and roll out the other half on your board. Dump in the stew filling (removing bay leaves), and cover with the remaining dough. Crimp the edges shut, and cut an X in the top to release steam.

Bake at 350 for 45mins. Cool 5mins and serve!

BONUS: Take your pie dough scraps, arrange on a sheet pan and dust with cinnamon & sugar. Bake 10 mins for tasty pie tarts.

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