When the weather starts to cool down and the days become shorter, it’s the perfect time to break out a comforting home-cooked meal. The perfect recipe to cozy up with on a chilly fall evening is a creamy and delicious baked shaved beef pot pie.
This classic one-dish meal, with a flavorful puff pastry top, combines all the best flavors, textures and aromas of a traditional pot pie with the decadence of shaved prime rib. Tender slices of beef are the star of this savory show, while a creamy, herb-based sauce made with mushrooms, onion, carrots, garlic and fresh herbs adds depth and richness.
For the perfect balance of flavors, try toasting your herbs in a dry skillet for a few seconds before adding them to the sauce. You can also add a small amount of beef broth for added flavor and moisture. Once the beef, vegetables and herbs have been added to the skillet, simply slow-cook until the beef is tender, before stirring in a bit of cream or evaporated milk for an added layer of richness and creaminess.
One of the best parts about this recipe is that it can easily be adjusted according to tastes. If you’re a fan of bold flavors, you can add some steak sauce, Worcestershire sauce, or a variety of herbs. Or, for a more subtle flavor, opt for some fresh thyme or rosemary. With so many options, it’s easy to make this recipe your own.
To complete the meal, all that’s left is to top the pot pie with a layer of flaky puff pastry. this layer can be prepared in a variety of ways. For a quicker option, simply lay frozen puff pastry over the top of the assembled pot pie, and bake until the pastry is golden brown. For a more classic look and flavor, brush the puff pastry with some egg wash, and bake until crisp.
Once it’s out of the oven, all that’s left is to sit back and savor the aroma of your delicious home-cooked meal. This comfort food classic is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters, so be sure to add it to your dinner rotation.