Kittencal's Beef Pot Pie

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    unbaked pie pastry (large enough to fit a 10-inch deep-dish pie plate or to fit top of a small casserole dish)
  • 13
    cup butter
  • 2
    large onions, chopped
  • 2
    medium celery ribs, coarsely chopped
  • 3
    large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1
    tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1
    teaspoon dried chili pepper flakes, add them in for heat (optional)
  • 2
    teaspoons dried thyme (rubbed between fingers to release flavors)
  • 14
    cup flour
  • 2
    cups leftover beef gravy (or use 2 cups beef consomme or beef broth)
  • 2
    tablespoons Worcestershire sauce (use only if using beef broth)
  • 3
    cups cooked beef, cut into small cubes (use leftover steak or roast, can use more or less)
  • 4
    small potatoes, peeled (cut into 1/2-inch cubes, or a bit larger, can use less potatoes)
  • 2
    carrots, peeled (cut into about 1/4-inch cubes or a little larger)
  • 1
    (10 ounce) can sliced mushrooms, well drained
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Prepare a 10-inch deep-dish pie plate or use a medium casserole dish.
  • In a small saucepan cook the cubed potatoes and diced carrots together in boiling water with a teaspoon of salt until the potatoes are JUST until fork-tender (about 6-8 minutes) they should cook at the same time, don't worry if the carrots are a bit more firmer (do not overcook the potatoes) drain and set a side.
  • Heat butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add in onion, celery, dried chili flakes (if using) saute until soft (about 3-4 minutes).
  • Add in garlic and cook 2 minutes.
  • Stir in the tomato paste for 1 minute.
  • Stir in flour, then whisk for 1 minute.
  • Add in the gravy (or consomme or broth) whisk until thickened (about 2-3 minutes).
  • Add in the Worcestershire sauce (ONLY if you are using just the beef broth, if you are using leftover beef gravy then omit).
  • Add in the cooked beef and mushrooms; simmer for about 15-20 minutes on top of stove.
  • Add in the cooked potatoes and carrots; mix to combine.
  • Season with salt if needed.
  • Pour the mixture into deep-dish pie plate or casserole dish.
  • Top with pie pastry, leaving about 1-1/2 inches all around the dish.
  • Flute the ends of the pastry all around the dish, then cut a couple of slits on top to let steam escape.
  • Place on a baking sheet to catch any spills.
  • Bake for about 40-45 minutes, or until the filling is bubbly and the pastry is browned.
  • Delicious!
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