Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Beef, Cheddar and Potato Pie

This is truly awesome!!!
and a favorite of the men in my life!!

1 lbs ground beef
2 carrots, cut into cubes
1/2 onion, cut into cubes
2 stalks celery, cut into cubes
1 large clove garlic, finely chopped
1 lrg baking potato, peeled and cut into cubes
1/2 cup beer
8 oz sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
salt ad pepper
2 sheets frozen puff pastry, thawed but cold
1 large egg yoke, beaten with 1 T water

Preheat the oven to 375. In a skillet, combine the beef, carrots, onion, celery, garlic and potato and cook, breaking up the meat, over med-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 Add the cheese, salt and pepper. let cool.

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 pie dish. 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.

Place the pie on a baking sheet Brush the top with more of the egg wash and cut an "X" into the center of the pastry. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for 45 minutes, tenting with foil if the crust darkens too quickly. Transfer to a rack to cool for 15 minutes.