A hearty dish with meat and potatoes used to fill a galette or hand pies!
I’ve been thinking about making a beef & potato pie with a pastry dough for awhile, but I couldn’t decide if I should make a galette or hand pies. Both are hearty and look somewhat rustic. You know, kind of like what Ma would cook for her cowboy after a hard day on the ranch! That’s what I’m imagining anyway….my cowboy (aka, Professor Shaffer), chowing down on some meat and potato pies! haha.
Go with me, ok?
Cooking this meal mid week was probably a little ambitious of me because by the time I got home from work, and then cooked the filling, our stomaches were making super loud feed me noises. Then the worst thing happened, the bag of tortilla chips reserved for the Super Bowl gathering was taunting us.
My hubby had a few, but I forced myself to spare the chips, which means the pastry dough didn’t happen, and I improvised by putting the filling into flour tortillas! So not what I envisioned serving the ranchers 😉
My hubby was perfectly happy eating burritos, and we had a homemade meal before 7:00 pm, but I still wanted to make some meat pies! I went ahead and gave it another go…mid-crazy-week, again! But this time, I had a late lunch, so I wasn’t starving, and my hubby poured me a cold beer that seemed to help me multi task a little quicker! I happily sipped on my beer while chopping, mixing, and cooking everything together!
The whole meal is actually very easy to make. You just need to be patient and let the dough chill before rolling it into the crust; in the meantime, you can prepare the filling and drink the rest of your beer or open another!
You can make this with pre-made pie crusts or phyllo, but I REALLY suggest you make the crust. It’s sooooo tasty, and definitely worth waiting for!
How cute would these hand pies be tucked into a lunch bag on Valentine’s Day?
You know everyone will be envious of a lunch with meat and potato hand pies, especially if you add a dessert! How about sticking with the pie theme and make these individual apple pies from The Love Nerds?!!
Pastry for 1 pie crust