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Family Style Steak Pie | Recipeish | Gustus Vitae

Yield: Serves 4-6.
Time Estimate: 2 Hours, including 1 hour unattended.
Storage Notes: Can be kept refrigerated for up to 3 days.
Difficulty: Easy.
 

A good meat pie is a wonderful thing - a homemade steak pie is a true thing of beauty. This is a great family meal, especially when the weather is cold or less than perfect, and something we've been enjoying all winter long. Make this before Spring springs and get cozy with the fam, safe in knowledge you've knocked this one out of the park.

Ingredients

Directions
  • Rough chop steaks in 1/2" x 1/2" chunks, and reserve.
  • Mince onion, dice mushrooms, and strain peas, reserving.
  • If using frozen pie crusts, allow to come up to temperature.
  • Put your sweet potato in a sealed ziplock bag, and microwave for 3 minutes on high. Allow to cool, then dice into small cubes.
  • Bring a large cast iron pan up to high temperature, and add 2 Tbs oil.
  • Working in batches, cook steak cuts until browned but not cooked through, and reserve
  • Add onions, sprinkling with This Thing of Ours as your do, and sauté until well browned. Remove and reserve.
  • Add butter and remainder of oil, then mushrooms, again sprinkling with This Thing of Ours, and cook until well browned and reduced by 2/3rds.
  • In large bowl, add all your ingredients: steak, mushrooms, onion, sweet potato, and mushroom soup.
  • Preheat oven to 375F.
  • Shake over both Slow Cooker Superstar and This Thing of Ours Part II.
  • Fold to combine, carefully as you do so as not to turn the whole thing into mush.
  • Roll out both pie sheets to stretch them and thin them out. Lay down the bottom sheet in your pie dish, bringing it up all the way up the sides.
  • Ladle in your pie mix, ensuring there are no gaps/holes, stopping around 1/8th" from the top.
  • Carefully top with the second crust, trimming so that it's flush with the edges of our dish.
  • Pinch and crimp together the edges of the crusts, then indent against the edges with the back of a fork.
  • Sprinkle the entirety of the top of your pie with Everything But The Brooklyn Bagel Seasoning.
  • Slice a few holes in the top of the crust to allow air to escape.
  • Carefully run a dull table knife between the crust and dish to pull back so it doesn't become stuck during the cooking process.
  • Ring the outside of your crust/dish with tin foil, and pop in the oven for 40 minutes.
  • Remove foil, and cook a further 20-30 minutes, or until top is well browned and starting to flake.
  • Take your pie out of oven, and allow at least 40 minutes to cool.
  • Serve with a big squirt of ketchup, congratulate yourself on making the finest family pie one could make, pass around some slices, and devour.