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How to Make Beef Pot Pie

How to Make Beef Pot Pie
If you want to know how to make beef pot pie, it is fairly simple to prepare. This recipe uses cubed beef, vegetables and a sauce made from ingredients such as beef broth and Guinness. The ingredients are first simmered on the stovetop and then placed into a pie shell and baked to perfection. You can really add whatever vegetables you like to this recipe such as mushrooms and corn. It does require a little bit of work to prep all of the vegetables. If you want to save time you can buy cubed stew meat from the store. This recipe will make 2 (9 inch) pot pies, if you only want to make one, cut the ingredients in half. If you don’t want to use the Guinness, you can substitute extra beef broth instead. Enjoy.

How to Make Beef Pot Pie

How to Make Beef Pot Pie

Yield: 8 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 2lbs beef chuck (cut into ½ inch cubes)
  • 1 large onion (diced)
  • 4 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 3 stalks celery (diced)
  • 2 cups cubed potatoes
  • 1 ½ cups frozen peas and carrots
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 ½ cups Guinness
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour (dissolved in water)
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Handful of chopped fresh parsley
  • 4 prepared pie crusts (1 for the bottom, 1 for the top of each pie)
  • 1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon of water

 

Directions:

  1. Season the beef pieces generously with salt and pepper. In a Dutch oven or large pot add 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil. Add the beef pieces in batches and brown on all sides. Remove with a slotted spoon and set them aside on a plate. Repeat with the remaining beef pieces.
  2. Add the diced onions to the same pot and saute for a couple of minutes until they turn soft and translucent. Add the garlic and sautee for 2 minutes with the onions. Add the chopped celery and saute for an additional 2 minutes.
  3. Stir in tomato paste, thyme and rosemary. Add a tiny bit of salt. Return the beef to the pot along with any juices on the plate. Pour in Guinness and beef broth and bring to a boil. Add in brown sugar and the bay leaf and reduce the heat to a low simmer. Cover and pot and let the stew cook for about an hour.
  4. After one hour, add the potatoes to the stew. Put the lid back on and simmer for another 30 minutes. Mix the flour with just enough cold water for it to dissolve. Bring the stew to a boil and slowly pour in the flour mixture while stirring. It will start to thicken right away.
  5. Turn the heat off, add the frozen peas and carrots and chopped fresh parsley. Preheat the oven according to package directions for the pie crust. Lightly grease 2 (9 inch) pie dishes. Press one crust onto the bottom and up the sides of each pie dish. Pour enough of the stew to almost fill each pie dish to the top of the crust. Top each pie dish with the second crust and crimp the sides to seal. Brush the egg mixture onto the top of each pot pie. Cut a few small slits in the top of each pie crust.
  6. Place into the oven and bake according to the package directions for the pie crust. 

 

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How to Make Texas Chili

How to Make Texas Chili
If you have wondered how to make Texas style chili, it is not hard at all. This Texas chili recipe has no beans and consists of cubed steak and bacon. A lot of the flavor comes from various seasonings such as ancho chili powder, chipotle chili powder, cumin, and oregano. The bacon is cooked first and then the cubed steak is cooked right in the bacon grease for an amazing flavor. This is prepared on the stovetop and is simmered for about 2 hours. This is a perfect recipe to serve for the playoffs or the upcoming super bowl. This chili is great topped with cheddar cheese, sour cream and green onion. I served this chili with cornbread for dipping. Enjoy.

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How to Make Texas Chili

Ingredients:

  • 8 slices bacon
  • 1 (3 pound) boneless beef chuck roast, trimmed of fat and cut into 1 inch cubes
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 large onion (diced)
  • 2 jalapeno peppers (minced)
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon ancho chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle chili powder
  • ½ tablespoon dried oregano
  • ½ tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • ½ cup lager beer
  • 32 ounces low-sodium beef broth
  • 2 cups water
  • Shredded cheddar (for serving)
  • Sour cream (for serving)
  • Chopped green onions (for serving)

 

Directions:

  1. In a large pot cook the bacon over medium-heat until crisp. Drain on a plate lined with paper towels.
  2. Add the beef cubes to the hot bacon fat and sear until browned on all sides. Season with salt, remove from the pot and set aside.
  3. Add the onion, jalapeno pepper, and garlic to the pot and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the tomato paste, ancho chili powder, chipotle chili powder, oregano, and cumin. Stir until combined. Return the beef and bacon to the pot and add crushed tomatoes, beef, beef broth and water.
  4. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer. Simmer until the meat is tender, about 2 hours.
  5. Serve with shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream and green onion. 

 

Adapted from Delish

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How to Make Beer Brats Recipe

How to Make Beer Brats
If you have ever wanted to know how to make beer brats this recipe is perfect for you. Beer brats are very easy to prepare and you only need 3 ingredients… bratwurst, beer and onions. The brats are first simmered in a pot with beer and sliced onion and then placed onto the grill and browned. You can really use whatever type of beer you want but I like to use a good dark beer. With these brats I used Guinness. You can serve these on buns with the sliced onions and mustard. Enjoy.

How to Make Beer Brats

How to Make Beer Brats

Yield: 4 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 6 uncooked brats
  • Beer, to cover
  • 1 medium large sweet onion, sliced

 

Directions:

  1. Add the brats and onions to the bottom of a deep skillet. Add enough beer to cover the brats. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until the brats are cooked through, the internal temperature has reached 160 degrees F. Remove the brats from the pan and set aside the beer and onion mixture.
  2. Place the brats onto a hot grill and grill until golden brown and return to the beer mixture until ready to serve.
  3. Serve on brats buns with the onions and mustard. 

 

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How to Make Buttered Noodles

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If you are looking for a quick and easy side-dish to go with dinner, buttered noodles are perfect for you. The truth is if you want to know how to make butter noodles, the process is not very hard at all. Fettuccine is cooked and then tossed with butter, parmesan cheese and pepper. I like to top the buttered noodles with fresh parsley. You can certainly use other types of pasta such as linguini or spaghetti or whatever you have on hand. Enjoy.

How to make buttered noodles

Yield: 4 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 (16 ounce) package fettuccine noodles
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • salt and ground black pepper (to taste)

Directions:

  1. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil. Stir in the fettuccine, return to a boil and cook the pasta over medium heat until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 to 10 minutes. Stir occasionally while cooking. Drain and return pasta to the pot.
  2. Mix butter, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper into the pasta until evenly combined. 

 

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