Monday, December 20, 2010

Pot Pie

Did you make my Sunday Roast Dinner this weekend?  If so, here is a good idea for using up that extra meat.
Pot Pie
1 lb. beef (or chicken, turkey, etc.)
4 Tbsp. butter
2 potatoes, cooked and cubed
2 carrots, diced
1/2 onion, diced
1 c. peas
1/4 Tbsp. flour
2 c. cubed cooked chicken/steak/roast
1 can chicken or beef broth (depending on meat of choice)
salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp. thyme

Melt butter in large skillet.
Add carrots and onions and cook until onions are tender.
Add potatoes and mix.
Sprinkle flour over vegetables, and stir to coat.
Continue cooking, about 5 minutes.
Pour broth into pan and stir continually, until thickened.
Season with salt, pepper and thyme.
Add cubed meat and peas.
Pour into prepared pie crust.
Top with crust.
Pinch off border, and poke several holes in the top with a fork.
Bake at 425 for 35-40 minutes.

Pie Crust
(Makes 2 double crust pies)
Recipe from Lyn Denna

3 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 c. shortening
1 egg, beaten
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
up to 3 Tbsp. water

Mix flour and salt.
Cut in shortening until well blended.
Add the egg and lemon juice, and enough water to make soft dough.

If you are feeding loads of people, or you are just afraid of making an actual 'pie', you can always pour the meat contents into a casserole dish, and top it off with the pie crust.  Way easier, without sacrificing flavor.

** If freezing this meal:
Let meat mixture cool to room temperature before placing in prepared pie shell.
Top with dough, pinch off the edges, and poke holes in the top.
Freeze for up to 3 months.

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