If you have been with us for a while now I'm sure you noticed I use onions and mushrooms in pretty much every recipe. Well, this meat pie is no exception.
With a buttery flaky crust, scalloped potatoes, Friend Of The Farm Extra Lean Ground Beef and a few other ingredients this makes for a week nights favorite.
Pie Crust (homemade or from store)
1lb Friend Of The Farm Extra Lean Ground Beef
4 Strips Bacon
1/2 Cup Mushrooms
3-4 Medium Potatoes
2/3 Cups Table Cream
1 Egg (for brushing the top)
1 Tsp Garlic Powder
1 Tsp Italian Seasoning
Salt & Pepper to taste
1. Preheat oven to 375F
2. Divide your Pie Crust into 2 equal balls. Roll out each ball into 10-12 inch round and drape one of them into your pie plate.
3. Cook your bacon (I prefer to bake it in the oven at 375F until nice and crisp) & brown the ground beef. Season ground beef with garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.
4. Slice onion and mushrooms and sauté until onion is translucent. I absolutely love this Starfirt dual food processor to chop up onions. They come out so finely chopped and I spare my eyes from tears.
5. Using mandoline slice potatoes very thinly, about 1/8 - 1/4 inch slices. You can also use the knife but if you cook often and like scalloped potatoes as much as I do it is definitely worth the investment.
6. Time for some layers! I usually do 3 layers. First a layer of potatoes in circular single layer, slightly overlapping. Then comes 1/3 of the ground beef followed by 1/3 crumbled up bacon, onions and mushrooms. Repeat this step until all of the layers are complete.
7. Heat up the table cream on the stove or microwave until it starts to simmer. This will result in your potatoes starting to cook immediately and ultimately not burning the top. Pour the cream over the layers evenly.
8.Cover the pie with the leftover dough, trim the edges and crimp the edges closed.
9.Brush the top and edges of the crust with egg wash. Make a few slits in the center of the top crust for the steam to release.
10. Bake the pie for 40-55 minutes. One way to check if the potatoes are done is to carefully poke the potatoes with a fork or toothpick thru one of the slits. If the potatoes are tender the pie is done!
I like to serve this dish with roasted veggies and some gravy.
Enjoy this beautiful and delicious dish and let me know how it turns out!