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This venison potpie is hunter's comfort
food at its finest.
Savory Venison Potpie
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour - divided
1 teaspoon salt - divided use
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 1/2 pounds venison, cubed
2 tablespoons vegetable oil - divided use
2 onions, peeled and thinly sliced
2 potatoes, diced
1 carrot, thinly sliced
1 1/4 cups flat beer - divided use
1/2 cup beef broth
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon crushed dried thyme
1/3 cup vegetable shortening
1 tablespoon water
- Combine 3 tablespoons of the flour, 3/4
teaspoon of the salt and pepper in a shallow dish. Coat meat
with flour mixture. In a heavy stockpot, heat 1 tablespoon of
the oil. Brown meat over medium heat, about 8 minutes. Remove
from pot and set aside.
- Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in the
pot. Add onion and sauté until lightly brown; drain off
- Return venison to pot and add potato,
carrot, 1 cup of the beer, beef broth, tomato paste, bay leaf
and thyme. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat, cover, and simmer
for 1 hour or until meat is tender.
- Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C).
Discard bay leaf.
- Combine 1 1/4 cups of the flour and remaining
1/4 teaspoon salt in a medium mixer bowl. Cut in shortening until
the pieces are the size of peas. Sprinkle water over mixture
and gently toss with a fork to make a dough.
- Form dough into a ball, divide into thirds,
and roll out one portion into a round to fit over the top of
a casserole dish. On a lightly floured surface, flatten remaining
dough and roll out to fit inside the baking dish.
- Stir together remaining 1/4 cup beer and
remaining 1 tablespoon flour. Add to meat mixture. Cook, stirring,
until thickened and bubbly.
- Spoon meat mixture into crust and top
with round dough. Turn edges under and flute to seal. Make several
cuts in the top and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the crust
Makes 8 servings.
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