Feb 5, 2015

Beef Pot Pies

Besides being a delicious recipe for beef pot pie, 
this cooks up in fun little individual servings. 

I made these pot pies for a special occasion dinner party, and they were a hit with kids and adults alike. Hot-out-of-the-oven little pies, filled with hearty, savory filling and surrounded by crisp, flaky crust...what could be better on a cold evening? The individual crusts take a few extra minutes to prepare, but the results are worth it. 

Little Beef Pot Pies

Makes 12


Ingredients:
1/2 pound lean ground beef
2 and 1/2 tablespoons butter
2 and 1/2 tablespoons flour
1 and 1/2 cups beef broth
1 cup frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
1 cup cube-style frozen hash browns, thawed
salt and pepper
3 refrigerated pie crusts (or equivalent homemade), brought to room temperature



Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 12 cup muffin pan, including surface area, and set aside. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef until no longer pink. Drain and then pour beef into a large bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside.
2. In the same skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Stir in the flour and cook, stirring constantly, for about 2 minutes. Pour in the beef broth. Bring to a boil, and then let simmer, stirring frequently, until thickened, about 5 minutes.
3. Pour vegetables, hash browns, and ground beef into skillet and mix well with broth mixture. Bring to a simmer, taste and adjust for seasonings, then cover and simmer on low while you prepare the pie crusts.
4. Unroll pie crusts onto a lightly floured surface. Cut twelve 4" circles and twelve 3" circles, rerolling scraps as necessary. Fit 4" circles into each cup of muffin tin, molding dough to fit, and raising a bit of a lip around the top.
5. Evenly divide meat mixture among dough-lined cups. You'll fill each about 3/4 full. Brush underside outer edge of one 3" round with water. Place it onto a filled cup. Pinch edges of top and bottom dough together to seal. Repeat with the rest of the cups. Cut vents in the top of each pot pie.
6. Bake for about 30 minutes or until crusts are golden brown. Remove from oven and set pan on wire rack to cool for 5 to 10 minutes. Gently remove pies from tin, running a small knife around the edges to loosen, if necessary. Refrigerate leftovers. 

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41 comments:

  1. One of my favorite comfort foods is pot pies, this look really good!! Thanks for stopping by The Oh My Heartsie Girl Friday Features this week! Have a great weekend, Karren

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  2. These are so cute! I bet when I make them they won't be nearly as adorable. Thanks for the post!

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  3. I love the idea of making mini pot pies. I bet they are yummy! Can't wait to try making some. Theresa @DearCreatives

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  4. Oh my gosh these are perfect! We always celebrate Pi day where we have pie for every meal. haha we are dorks but it's fun!

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  5. Oh my gosh these are perfect! We always celebrate Pi day where we have pie for every meal. haha we are dorks but it's fun!

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  6. These are the cutest things ever! Thank you for sharing on Show Me Saturday! Pinning!

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  7. These pies are adorable! I can see they are a hit with both adults and kids.

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  8. We love pot pies here and never have tried to make mini ones, but love that yours uses beef instead of chicken and pinned to try for us soon. Thanks Joy :)

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  9. Ohhhh...these sound wonderful! Almost like little Scottish pasties, one of my faves. So glad you linked up at Snickerdoodle Sunday- hope to see your latest makes next week!

    Sarah (Sadie Seasongoods)

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  10. These are darling! I love pot pies so I will give this a try. Love seeing you at Snickerdoodle!! :)

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  11. Mmmm! What a great idea! These look so yummy! Pinning! :)

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  12. These look so good...and so cute! Why are mini foods so much more delicious? (found you on Marvelous Mondays)

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  13. Thank you for stopping in and linking up with us this week on #TheWeekendSocial. We love your ideas and hope to see you again this weekend on KitchenDreaming.com. We have pinned, stumbled & added your link into yummly.

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  14. You combined two of my favorites Joy, mini food and pot pies! They look so delicious!

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  15. Oh my gosh, Joy! These are the cutest pot pies EVER! My crowd would go nuts for these! :)

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  16. Ohhhh...individual little pot pies....how delish. I could definitely tuck into one of these right now!

    Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.

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  17. These looks delicious!! I will save this! :) Thanks for sharing it on the Art of Home-Making Mondays!

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  18. Oh my goodness! These look so good! =)

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  19. Itty bitty goodness! Love these wonderful little pies ! I hope you will be sharing them at my Thursday hop this week. xo

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  20. These seem delish!! Enjoying your blog today via the Homemaking Party!

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  21. Love this recipe for Mini Beef Pies. So delicious! Thank you for joining us at #purebloglove. We enjoy having you every week on Thursday night at 8PM through Sunday night. ~Cydnee

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  22. Hi Joy!! I love this!! Hope you share your stuff on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday-Link Party that starts tomorrow!! I would love to have you!! http://www.cookinandcraftin.com/my-2-favorite-things-on-thursday-link-party-6/

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  23. These look like the perfect little dish to serve at a party or for dinner. They look so yummy. Thanks for sharing over at the Snickerdoodle Sunday.

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  24. Yumm! My family loves pot pie and these look really great

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  25. Thank you for contributing to Motivation Monday!

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  26. Joy, these beef pot pies look wonderful! If you had a spare moment, I would be delighted if you'd drop this (and anything else you'd like to share) by at the #PureBlogLove anything goes link party! You can find me here: http://picnicnz.blogspot.co.nz/

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  27. Hi Joy! Thanks for sharing at Best of the Weekend - being featured tonight! Love the mini size!

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  28. Love pot pies! Your's are adorable!

    Thank you so much for sharing on Show Me Saturday! Our readers love posts like this. I can't wait to see what you are going to share at this weekend's party!

    {Big hugs}
    ~ Ashley

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  29. These little pies are so tempting! Thanks for linking up to Funtastic Friday. Hope to see you again this week.

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  30. Hello Beautiful! I’m just stopping by to let you know that your pot pies were Cassie's favorite from our last party. Happy dance time! We will be featuring it at our party that starts Monday at 7 pm. I hope to see you there! Lou Lou Girls

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  31. These are so cute! Love the idea to use muffin tins to make pot pies. Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend? :)

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  32. I'd love this for dinner, they look so delicious Joy. This has been featured as one of my favourites over at Sweet and Savoury Sunday. Stop by, grab a button and link up again with us this week. Have a great day!

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  33. Joy, thank you for sharing this recipe at the Art of Home-Making Mondays last week. It looked so good that I had to *feature* it this week! Hope to see you at the link up today :)

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  34. Going to Pin and try this later this week, only I think we'll make extra hash-browns one morning and use the leftovers for the pot pies. Fresh potatoes should work, right?

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  35. Oh, I like the pie tin idea! We might try this for my birthday :)
    Thank you for sharing on the Art of Home-Making Mondays!

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  36. Oh how I love mini meat pies, Joy! They remind me of pies my Mom used to serve when I was little! Your Beef Pot Pies are so cute and they sound really delicious too. Thank you for sharing them with the Hearth and Soul Linky party - I've featured your post at this week's hop :-)

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  37. Hey! Congratulations on being featured on Wake Up Wednesday- http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/2015/02/wake-up-wednesday-56.html
    Grab the 'Featured' badge and flaunt :)

    Cheers,
    Tanya

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  38. Mmmm, these look so warm and comforting! And cute, too :) Thanks for linking up at Creative Spark, Joy! Hope you'll join us again this week :)

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  39. Joy, I've been seeing these all over this past week. They are so cute and look like a lot more work than they really are. There's always something special about individual portions.

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