Beef and Mushroom Pot Pie

By: Marge Perry & David Bonom

Ingredients

3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 pounds of beef chuck roast cut into 3/4-inch thick pieces
3/4 teaspoon of salt divided
1/4 teaspoon of ground black pepper
8 ounces of sliced white mushrooms
4 ounces of shiitake mushrooms sliced
1 medium of onion chopped
2 celery ribs cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2 carrots cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 parsnip cut into 1/2-inch pieces
3 garlic cloves minced
1 teaspoon of chopped fresh thyme
3/4 cup of dry red wine
1 cup of low sodium beef broth
1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
4 teaspoons of cornstarch dissolved in 4 teaspoons cold water
1 flaky pie crust made without sugar (link to recipe below)
1 large of egg lightly beaten

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Lightly oil an 8-cup baking dish.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a Circulon Symmetry 12-Inch Essential Pan over medium-high heat. Season the beef with 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and 1/8 teaspoon of the pepper and add half to the saucepan. Cook, turning occasionally, until browned, about 4 minutes; transfer to a plate and reserve. Repeat with the remaining beef.
  3. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons oil in the pan and stir in the mushrooms, onion, celery, carrots, parsnip, garlic, thyme and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables as slightly softened, 8-10 minutes. Pour in the wine and cook until nearly evaporated, about 3-4 minutes. Pour in the broth, bring to a boil and cook 2 minutes. Stir in the reserved beef and any accumulated juices and the Worcestershire sauce. Return mixture to a boil and cook 4 minutes. Stir in the dissolved cornstarch, return to a boil and cook until thickened 1 minute. Transfer mixture to the prepared baking sheet and let cool 10 minutes.
  4. On a lightly floured surface roll out the pie crust to be slightly larger than the baking dish. Place crust over filling and decoratively crimp the edges. Pierce the crust a few times with the tip of a knife. Brush with the egg.
  5. Bake until the filling is bubbly and the top is golden brown, 23-25 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes before serving.