Friday, February 20, 2015

Beef Pot Pie

A lot of times when I plan menus for the week, I focus on things that can be stored for future meals like lunch.  So this week, I wanted to make something that would be a great dinner and would make some great lunches throughout the week.

I am still on a pie kick, but I hadn't made a beef pot pie. So, since babe loves beef, I put beef pot pie on the menu.

This recipe is pretty simple.  I put the beef in the crockpot for a few hours and then threw the rest of the ingredients together shortly before dinner and served with a simple salad.

Beef Pot Pie



Ingredients:
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 lb cross cut beef roast (London Broil)
  • 2 C beef broth
  • 3/4 C balsamic vinegar 
  • 1 box prepared pie crust
  • 1 packet mushroom gravy (prepared)
  • 1 TBSP Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch (you may not need this)
  • 2 C frozen peas and carrots
Method:
  1. Salt and pepper both sides of beef
  2. Sear both sides of beef in skillet until brown on each side
  3. Place beef in crockpot and cover with broth and balsamic vinegar
  4. Cook on low 3 hours
  5. Remove beef from crockpot and shred.
  6. Set beef aside
  7. Prepare mushroom gravy
  8. Add cornstarch to thicken if necessary
  9. Add worcestershire sauce and cook for a few minutes
  10. Add in vegetables and cook until warmed through.
  11. Stir in shredded beef
  12. Pour mixture into prepared pie crust and cover with second crust
  13. Place pie in preheated 400 degree oven and cook for 30-45 minutes

This is a really easy recipe.  Some modifications to consider are making a rue with flour and beef broth for the gravy, adding in fresh sliced mushrooms, eliminate the balsamic vinegar etc.  You could also use left over prepared beef or even ground beef.

It's really easy to make it your own.

Enjoy!