Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tasty Tuesdays...Beef, Cheddar and Potato Pie

Welcome to Tasty Tuesdays!
This week I made Beef, Cheddar, and Potato Pie.  Sort of an unusual recipe for me.  I hardly ever cook with beef - in fact I only eat it maybe once a month.  But, I am really glad I tried this - it was delicious!  Definitely a keeper and I know I'll be making it again.
{ This recipe comes from the November 2009 issue of Rachel Ray Magazine }
- 2 pounds ground beef
- 2 carrots, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
- 1 large onion, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
- 2 stalks celery, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
- 1 large clove garlic, finely chopped
- 1 large baking potato, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch cubes
- 1/2 cup dark beer
- 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- Salt and pepper
- 2 sheets frozen puff pastry, thawed but cold {I made a pie crust following my favorite recipe from Smitten Kitchen; try it, you'll love it!}
- 1 large egg yolk, beaten with 1 tablespoon water
{ I cut the recipe in half for myself but have listed the amounts for the full recipe above.  Also, the original recipe calls for baking this in a round, ceramic pie dish.  Because I cut the recipe in half I baked it in a smaller rectangular baking dish }
1.  If you are going to make your own pie crust, make it first and place it in the refrigerator to chill while you prepare the other ingredients for the pie.
2.  Prep ingredients.
3.  Preheat the oven to 375°. In a skillet, combine the beef, carrots, onion, celery, garlic and potato and cook, breaking up the meat, over medium-high heat until the beef is cooked through and some liquid has evaporated, about 15 minutes. Lower the heat to medium, add the beer and cook for 10 minutes. Remove from heat.  Add the cheese, 2 teaspoons salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Let cool.

4.  On a floured surface, roll 1 puff pastry sheet into a 12-inch round. Place in a 10-inch skillet or deep pie dish. Roll the remaining puff pastry sheet into an 11-inch round. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the meat mixture to the skillet. Lightly brush the edge of the crust with some of the egg wash, then place the second sheet on top. Press the edges to seal, then trim to a 1/2-inch edge.

5.  Place the pie on a baking sheet. Brush the top with more of the egg wash and cut an "X" into the pastry. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Bake for 45 minutes, tenting with foil if the crust darkens too quickly. Transfer to a rack to cool for 15 minutes.
Fresh out of the oven:
What have you cooked up this week?
{ Please remember to add a link to your post or the Tasty Tuesdays button which you can find on my sidebar.  Thanks! }
I shared this recipe over @ This Week's Craving at Mom's Crazy Cooking.



Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

Your Beef, Cheddar, Potato Pie looks like good comfort food to me.

Ott, A. said...

Your pie looks delish. Have you ever thought about making it with Lamb instead of beef. I'm guessing it would be a tasty alternative.

Val said...

Your food photo's always amaze me. You need a blog dedicated to food!!!!! You are so talented.

Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

Your pie looks wonderful! All your photography is always amazing!

Laura @ Frugal Follies said...

Here's my link for White Beans with Peppers. Have a great day!

-- Laura from Frugal Follies

Brandi said...

Looks Delicious Alissa!

Elizabeth said...

What beautiful pictures! Thanks for hosting!

jessa said...

That looks so good! I love your casserole dish..

Michelle said...

That pie is looks absolutely amazing! Thanks for hosting the hop.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Yum yum...Mr.CC will love this one! Thanks so much for sharing it with me:)


MrsJenB said...

I am SO making this. Maybe this weekend. Seriously, you've got me salivating. Would you mind if I featured this recipe on my blog and linked back to you?

Also, I'm linking to you today in a post featuring my favorite bloggers, food and otherwise. Just to let you know! :-)

Love the Decor! said...

This looks soo good!!!
I just linked up a recipe too

Kristen said...

Oberon is my FAVORITE beer! It's tough to get down here. My hubby contacted the brewery a couple of birthdays ago.

Pinecone said...

I have posted this recipe too! I don't make my own crust though. My family loves this one, and it just so happens we are having it again tonight! The sharp cheddar and dark beer really add something great to the flavor of this pie.

KellyH said...

I'm sure it tastes good too but I tell you what.. it LOOKS awesome and so pretty!!
By the way: I'm a Kalamazoo girl so I have Bell's at my door step! My husbands favorite.

Andrea (Andreas Kitchen) said...

Your beef pie is gorgeous and I'm sure it tastes incredible too!
I am sharing my recipe for Green Bean Salad With Fennel, Dried Blueberries and Blue Cheese. The flavors together are amazing! I hope people will try it even if they haven't really eaten fennel (anise) before. The key is to get small fennel bulbs if you can and make sure they are really fresh when you buy them.
Thanks for hosting!


We would LOVE for you to come on over and add this recipe to our "potato theme" linky party at THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS.


natasha {schue love} said...

The crust looks amazing on this! :)

Hazel Nut said...

That looks delish! I would love to try it with ground turkey.

I have been meaning to join this for ages, I thought there was going to be a linky, I hope I am doing this correctly by just adding my link here.



barbara@hodge:podge said...

Holy heart attack in a casserole dish! YUM! I need to try this! Alissa your photos make me so hungry!

What a fun thing you are doing here, one day need to get me act together and photograph something I cook to add to the list!

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

Your pictures are so pretty and colorful.

Jane said...

Wow! Your pie looks awesome! I added my Proscuitto Frittata. Thanks for hosting!

Debbie said...

This looks so good:)

Sense of Home said...

Yup, you've done it again, made and absolutely delicious looking dish. Your cooking and photography skills match up well. Thanks for hosting!


Jacky Hackett said...

Beautiful looking, and how can you wrong when Oberon is on the ingredient list. :) Looks delicious.

christi said...

Reminds me of shepherd's pie ... YUM!

Cozy Home Scenes said...

I really need to stop looking at food blogs so late at night. That pie looks good! Thanks for hosting the party.


Thanks for linking to THIS WEEk'S CRAVINGS! Come back next week for "cherry" recipes for Washington's Birthday!

a moderate life said...

Oh Alissa! Your beef pie reminds me of the steak and kidney pie my gran used to make only better...no kidney! Sharing an easy panna cotta recipe from mark bittman that I snazzed up with some nutella! All the best! Alex

Michele@Fitfoodista said...

Hi - I'm so happy to have found your blog - it's absolutely beautiful! I brought my chipotle mashed sweet potatoes to your party and can't wait to check out some of the fantastic recipes brought by others :)


Kari Beth said...

this looks delicious! i will definitely have to make it soon!

silvia Navarro said...

you´re so cute....
beautiful blog!!

Odenhorl said...

The crust looks amazing on this! :)


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