Beef and Guinness Pie
Isn't this a beauty?!
I have a bit of a buzz going - perfectly understandable (and good medicine) after having my arm sliced upon today. So...that being said, please forgive any spelling errors or horrible photo choices. Just in a mood to post when I know I probably shouldn't...haha
Pie was the main theme of the movie Waitress and the feature for December at Food 'n Flicks.
Since my home life is nothing like Jenna's ...........I made a comforting pie. For dinner, not dessert. My life is good...Jenna's life...well, not great.
Waitress...Food and Flicks featured movie..........surf over and see what others have prepared!
Looks like a candidate for Hearth and Soul too :-)
(RECIPE FOLLOWS BELOW)
1/4 pound of bacon cut into 1 inch pieces
2 lb of chuck roast chopped into 1 inch cubes
1 red onion, diced
2 carrots, medium chunks
1 stalk of celery, diced
1 red or green bell pepper (I used green, sliced in tiny pieces)
8 ounces of sliced mushrooms
4 cloves of garlic, finely diced
1 teaspoon of dried thyme
1 TB or chopped rosemary (my son brought home freshly cut rosemary!)
1 bottle or can of Guinness
1 cup of beef stock
1 box of puff pastry
2 cups of cheddar cheese
salt and pepper
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Dredge the chunks of chuck roast in flour. Shake off excess.
Over medium heat cook the bacon, then remove and leave the grease in the pan. Add the chuck roast with some salt and pepper. Cook in batches if you need to so you do not crowd the pan.
Pour all but 1 TB of the fat out of the pan and add in the onion, carrot, celery, and green pepper. Add salt and pepper. Cook for 5 minutes.
Add the mushrooms and cook till softened (about 5 minutes) then add garlic and cook for another minute.
Add in the Guinness and bring to a boi. Scrape the bottom of the pan to loosen stuck bits. Add the stock, rosemary, thyme, bacon and chuck roast back into the pan.
Put the pan in the oven uncovered and cook till the chuck roast is tender (about 1 1/2 hours). Add more stock or beer if needed to be sure your dutch oven does not dry up before the meat is done. Once the meat is done remove the pan from the oven and turn the oven up to 400 degrees. Stir in the 2 cups of cheese.
Butter a pie pan or a pan that is 8-10 inches by a couple inches deep. Roll out a piece of puff pastry big enough to cover the pan with a little overhang. Pour the Guinness beef mixture into this. Beat the egg and spread it over the edges of the pan.
Roll out another piece of puff pastry large enough to cover the pan.
Slice through, making light slashes through the top. Place this piece on top and push down on the edges to seal. Brush the top with the beaten egg. Place in the oven till the puff pastry is golden brown (about 30-40 minutes).
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