“Part of him wanted nothing so much as to hear Bran laugh again, to sup on one of Gage’s beef-and-bacon pies, to listen to Old Nan tell her tales of the children of the forest and Florian the Fool.” -A Game of Thrones
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I've been dreaming about this recipe since I read about it in the Game of Thrones series. It was so much better than I could ever have hoped for...I think this will replace Chicken Pot Pies, yes it's that good. You'll want to make many!
1 package refrigerated pie crust
1 onion, diced
1/2 pound bacon, chopped
1 & 1/2 lb chuck steak or stew meat, cut small
2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1/2 cup beef stock or broth
salt and pepper
1 Tsp dried rosemary
1 Tsp dried oregano
1 egg, beaten
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Roll out the pastry dough. I used small 3/4" Aluminium foil tart pans with a little domed lid. You can pick these up in the grocery store with the other aluminum products. 2 fill pie shells unrolled made 3 small tart pies. Or, you can make one large meat pie with the 2 pie shells. Cut the pie pastry into 3 circles per shell and line your greased tart pans.
Put the bacon into a pan with the onion and cook gently until the fat runs from the bacon and the onions is soft and translucently-golden. Add the beef to the bacon and onion and stir over low heat until beef is browned. Stir in the flour and cook for 1 minute.
Add the stock or broth, salt, pepper, rosemary and oregano; mix well and simmer for 10 minutes until a gravy has formed.
Leave the meat in the pan until cool and then into the pie shells. Cover with the remaining pastry and pinch edges closed, using a fork to crease the edges. Brush with beaten egg. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes for tarts or 40 for a large pie. Best hot, but not bad cold.