Friday, September 24, 2010

Recipe Share: Beef Pot Pie

Coming from Big Red Barn in Pasig, husband and I couldn't get over their Beef Pot Pie and so he requested that we make one at home. I haven't tried this recipe yet and so that cook in me tried to internalize the taste of BRB's Beef Pot Pie and imagine the ingredients that was used and here's my interpretation of the dish:

Beef Pot Pie:
1/2 k. beef sirloin sliced (I used ground beef since we didn't have sirloin at that time)
1 small carrot, cubed - my additional ingredient
1 small onion/shallot, diced
4 tbsps. butter
beef broth (chicken broth broth will also serve the same purpose)
1/4 c. evaporated milk
grated cheese (quick melt but mozzarella is still the best option)
4 medium sized potatoes - washed and cut into two (normally I always cook my potatoes with the skin on for the fiber but you can opt to peel them)

Put the washed potatoes in a pot of water, boil until cooked. While potatoes are boiling, in a saucepan, sauté onion in butter then add the beef and sauté until lightly brown. Add beef broth and simmer until beef is tender. Add the carrots and cook some more (make sure to check on your potatoes ever now and then). Finally add the cream then salt and black pepper to taste. Always add the dairy product last so they won't scald from overcooking. Simmer until sauce thickens. Place in a casserole or baking dish.
Drain the potatoes and mash away! Cover the casserole with mashed potatoes and brush the top with butter. Layer with grated cheese. Our version: I layered it again with potato crumbs just to protect the cheese from burning and because my husband just loves mashed potatoes! Bake until the top turns slightly brown. This is cooked recipe already so you need to bake only to gel the ingredients together, no need to bake for too long.

Other optional ingredients: mushroom, peas, tomato sauce.
You can also replace the mashed potato with Betty Crocker pancake mix. Just follow the instructions on how to prepare pancake batter and pour on top of beef casserole before baking.

Enjoy you beef pot pie! :)


*MrsMartinez* said...

Wow! new lay out! Congrats!

Golden Thoughts said...

I think i can make this one. i'm an amateur cook. ill try this and will let you know what my husband my critic.

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