St. Patrick's Day Recipe: Beef Pot Pies with Cheddar Cheese Crust

March 6, 2014

Very few dishes compare to a homemade beef pot pie.  A thick and rich beef stew flavored with fresh herbs and garlic is hidden underneath a golden brown cheesy crust.  This is the perfect meal to serve on St. Patrick's Day with an ice cold Guinness.

Beef Pot Pie with Cheddar Cheese Crust
Recipe from Apples and Sparkle

For the crust:
8 T. unsalted butter, cut into 1/4 inch pieces
8 oz. Irish cheddar, or sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
2 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1 T. sugar 1
t. salt
1 t. dry mustard
dash of cayenne pepper
1/3 c. ice water, plus more if needed

For the beef stew filling:
4 t. vegetable oil, divided
1 1/2 lb. beef chuck meat, well-trimmed and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
salt & pepper
1 med. onion, chopped fine
2 med carrots, peeled and chopped small
1 large clove of garlic, minced
1 t. minced fresh thyme
1 t. minced fresh marjoram
3 T. flour 1 (15 oz.) can of low-sodium beef broth
3/4 c. water
1 1/2 t. Dijon mustard
2 T. chopped fresh parsley
1 egg, lightly beaten

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