Tender Beef Pot Pie with Thyme & Pepper Pastry

Kelly Williams


I love to make pies! Sweet and savory! Happy to share my beef pot pie with you! Enjoy! :D

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30 Min


1 Hr 30 Min


1 1/2
lbs. thick-cut round steak, cut into 1 1/2
1 can
beef broth
1 tsp.
worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp.
garlic powder
1/2 tsp.
1/2 tsp.
seasoning salt, i use johnny's
large onion, coarsely chopped
2 Tbl.
1/4 tsp.
dried thyme, crush between fingers when adding
medium red or yukon gold potatoes, unpeeled and cut bite-sized
1 cup
sliced baby carrots
1 (7 oz.)
can corn (drained), i like white shoepeg the best (del monte)
(14 1/2 oz.) can green beans, drained
1 (4 oz.)
can mushrooms, drained, or use fresh sliced
2 cups
beef gravy, can use packet kind or homemade
1/4 tsp.
1/4 tsp.
garlic powder


2 1/2 cups
1 cup
(2 sticks) butter, cut up
1 tsp.
1/4 tsp.
dried thyme
1/4 tsp.
cup ice water
1 Tbl.
milk, to brush top with

Directions Step-By-Step

For Pastry:
In food processor, place flour, butter, salt, thyme and pepper. Mix for a few seconds. Then slowly add ice water, pulsing, til mixture forms into a ball.
Divide dough in half, wrap each tightly in plastic wrap, and chill in fridge.

For Filling:
Place first 9 ingredients into pressure cooker. Place on lid. Heat over medium heat til regulator starts rocking. Adjust heat to a gentle rock, and cook for 15 minutes. Let pressure drop on it's own accord. (*Can also simmer in a pot for 45 minutes *or til tender, if desired to do it that way.)
Meanwhile, cut up potatoes and carrots and boil til tender, about 10 minutes. Drain. Make 2 cups brown gravy and pour into large bowl. Add potatoes, carrots and rest of vegetables. Carefully open pressure cooker when safe, drain meat and onion, and add to gravy/veggie mixture. Stir in a 1/4 teaspoons each of garlic powder and pepper *or to taste. Roll out 1 ball of chilled pastry to fit a 9" deepdish pie plate and place into dish. Fill with filling mixture. Roll out other ball of dough and cover pie, sealing edges well. *You can do a lattice top, or cut slits to vent in solid top.
Brush top and edge with milk, sprinkle with pepper and dried thyme. Just a light sprinkling of each.
Bake in 400ยบ oven for 35-40 minutes. Let cool 20-30 minutes before slicing.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Savory Pies
Hashtag: #potpie