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Steak Pot Pie

Total Time

Prep: 1-1/4 hours Bake: 35 min.

Makes

2 servings

When I was growing up, Mom let us pick our birthday meals. This one was a frequent choice. I made sure to copy down the recipe to use in my own home years later.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 pound beef top round steak, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 small onion, sliced and separated into rings
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1-1/2 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup cubed cooked potatoes
  • CRUST:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons cold butter
  • 3 tablespoons shortening
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 teaspoon milk

Directions

  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, salt, pepper and paprika; add beef, a few pieces at a time. Seal bag and shake to coat.
  2. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion in oil until beef is browned and onion is tender. Add broth to the skillet. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 45 minutes or until meat is tender.
  3. Uncover; stir in the potatoes. Cook until heated through. Spoon meat mixture into a greased 7-in. pie plate or 2-cup baking dish.
  4. For the crust, in a small bowl, combine flour and salt; cut in butter and shortening until crumbly. Gradually add water, tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball.
  5. Roll out pastry to fit baking dish. Use a small cookie cutter to cut a shape in the center of the pastry; place pastry over meat mixture. Trim pastry to 1/2 in. beyond edge of dish; flute edges. Brush with milk.
  6. Bake at 375° for 35-40 minutes or until pastry is lightly browned on edges.

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