Thursday, November 29, 2012

Minced Beef Pie

That is sour cream in the picture not whipped cream. Okay! So, what is the deal with minced meat pies? I have heard of them but never tried one. Upon my research I learned that minced meat pies are traditionally made with wild game meat, figs and dates and flavored with holiday spices such as cinnamon and clove. Hmmm...this probably wouldn't fly well with the husband and created a dinner approved minced meat pie. I gave it the sweetness of a sweet pulled pork or sloppy joe in a buttery, flaky crust and the savor of a nice Sunday roast! I then topped it with my special creamy roast beef sauce! It ended up being super delicious and the next day we took our left overs and melted cheddar cheese on top and the kids dipped in in ketchup.

It's a delightful winter comfort dish! Hope you enjoy!!

Minced Beef Pie
  • 1 (2-3 lb) beef roast
  • 2 frozen pie crusts 
  • 2 cans refrigerated pie crust (I made my own)
  • 1 pkg dry onion soup mix
  • 1 pkg dry Italian salad dressing mix
  • 2-3 cups water
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon 
Place thawed roast in a deep roasting pan. Pour dried soup mix, dried Italian dressing and water over the top. Cover with tin foil and place in oven at 250 degrees for three hours.

Remove roast from oven and cool for 20 minutes. Shred roast and place 2/3 of it in a food processor. Blend until meat is completely minced (almost like a thick dip). You may need to add some of the juices from the pan to the blender to help it blend. Add to a large bowl. Spoon onions from roasting pan and 1/4 cup of juices into bowl. Stir together. Add remaining shredded beef to bowl and stir together. Add ketchup, brown sugar, salt and cinnamon. Stir well. Add extra of these ingredients if desired. Scoop into thawed pie crusts all the way to top. Roll out refrigerated pie crust onto flour dusted surface in the shape of two 9" round circles. Place one on top of each pie and seal edges.

Bake at 400 degrees for 30-40 minutes. Slice pie while hot and top with cool, creamy roast beef sauce. Enjoy!

Creamy Roast Beef Sauce (it's not spicy my 2 year old loves it)

  • 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
Whisk together all ingredients and chill.

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