Wednesday, October 20, 2010

beef, cheddar and potato pie

printable recipe link

8 servings prep 45 min bake 45 min


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
1 large egg yolk, beaten with 1 tablespoon 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 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. Add the cheese, 2 teaspoons salt and 1/2 teaspoon 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 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.

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.

This is a recipe from Everyday with Rachael Ray Magazine. We have had it a half a dozen times...and I think we like it more each time. The flavor of the sharp cheddar cheese and the dark beer really elevates this pot pie. It is great comfort food.

The only change I make is to add more potato....because I really like lots of instead of one potato like the recipe says, I add three.


  1. this looks & sounds so good! i will definately give it a try - maybe this weekend. thank you!

  2. Tiffany,

    I hope you love it as much as we do.


  3. Hi Ashlyn (what a pretty name!!) I'm visitng by way of Kayce's blog and I've been having fun snooping around on yours. This recipe looks delish! Loving your other posts too! Will be adding myself as your newest follower!

  4. Ashlyn,

    I hope you see this. I was trying to figure out what to make for dinner and came here to look at your side-bar, remembering there were a few things that looked good. Just got all the ingredients for this and am making it tonight! Thank you!


  5. Hi Ashlyn - So funny that you made this too! I couldn't believe how delicious and flavorful it was. You are right about the sharp cheddar and beer. I'm getting hungry just typing about it - off to have some leftovers! Thanks so much for stopping by today.


Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.