Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Our first meal in our new dining room.

I found this recipe in Rachael Ray's magazine, though I don't remember which issue. I halved it since the recipe claims it serves 4, but Rachael's recipes tend to serve twice the number she says it will. We didn't have any leftovers, but that was because we both enjoyed it so much and decided to stuff ourselves a little. A quarter of what I made would have satisfied us, so keep that in mind when trying this recipe. I also only used 1/2 lb of ground beef, but I always use less meat than recipes call for. Matt and I save a ton of money that way and we don't feel we miss out on any meaty goodness.

Beef and Cheddar Potpie
from Rachael Ray

6 T butter, chilled
1 small onion, chopped
1 1/2 lbs ground beef
1 28 oz can diced tomatoes, drained
1 c beef broth
salt and pepper

1 1/2 c flour
2 t baking powder
2 c shredded cheddar
1/2 c milk

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease an 8x12 baking dish (I used 8x8) and set aside. In a large skillet, heat 2 T butter over med-high heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring, until softened but not browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the beef and cook, breaking it up as it browns. Stir in the tomatoes and beef broth and season with salt and pepper. Lower the heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid has cooked off, about 20 minutes. Pour into the prepared baking dish and spread evenly.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and 1/2 t salt. Using your fingertips or a pastry blender, blend in the remaining 4 T butter and the cheese until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Pour in the milk and stir quickly with a fork to form a dry, shaggy dough. Gather the dough together and knead lightly in the bowl. Transfer to a floured surface and roll or pat into a large, 1/2-in thick round. Using a 3-in cookie cutter, cut out 8 biscuits. Repeat with the scraps until all the dough has been used. Place biscuits on top of the beef mixture as close together as possible and bake until lightly browned, about 35 minutes.

Serves 4 (In RR's world)


Erin said...

Yummy! That looks quite tasty!

Meredith & Eric said...

Dang! Why didn't I see this last night??? I was totally looking for a recipe to use my hamburger for!

Carrie said...

Yum! I don't like chicken pot-pie maybe I would like a beef one.

Dana's Design Studio & Wholesale Furnishings said...

Hey, great seeing you both on Sunday. So, when will we get new creations from your kitchen? Yum!

Keep me posted on any new design projects!


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